August 14, 2012
Fog has blanketed the capital for the second morning in a row, reducing visibility to as low as 50m in some parts of Canberra and causing flight delays at the airport.
A combination of low cloud and thick fog had reduced visibility to just 50 to 100m at the airport this morning, according to Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Nick Bright, but by about 8.15am that had improved to about 800m, as the fog becomes patchy and begins to lift.
"Visibility is fluctuating, but there's a fair amount of low level cloud as well," Mr Bright said.
Mr Bright said that as far as fogs go, today's wasn't out of the ordinary for Canberra. The mist had already started clearing by 8.15am, and should completely lift by about 10am.
Some inbound flights had been delayed by up to an hour at the airport.
The fog added to the chilly start in Canberra this morning, with the temperature falling as low as minus 4.7 degrees at the airport just before 5am.
Once the fog clears, the capital can expect a top of about 15 degrees.