Brisbane blanketed in thick fog, traffic warnings issued and flights diverted – Michmutters

Brisbane blanketed in thick fog, traffic warnings issued and flights diverted

Thick fog that blanketed parts of Brisbane this morning saw flights diverted and traffic warnings issued.

Some incoming domestic flights to Brisbane were diverted to regional airports due to the heavy fog.

Brisbane Airport said five flights were re-diverted to Coolangatta, Mackay and Rockhampton airports.


By 9am the fog had lifted, with blue skies overhead.

Departing flights from Brisbane were only affected by minor delays.


The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning for drivers at 6:30am, saying reduced visibility due to the fog was making road conditions dangerous.

Other parts of the state were also experiencing heavy fog but it also lifted later in the morning.


Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Shane Kennedy said many Brisbane suburbs woke up to fog.

“Mainly the south-east and also the western suburbs around Ipswich [got] quite thick fog this morning,” he said.

Foggy Southbank with scooters in the foreground and the Wheel of Brisbane behind.
Fog over Brisbane’s Southbank.

Mr Kennedy said there was likely more foggy mornings to come.

“Good chances there will be some morning fog, particularly in the west for the next couple of mornings,” he said.

He said Brisbane airport was “completely clouded in” early in the morning.

“Visibility [was] down around 200 meters at the airport.”

Aerial view of Brisbane CBD covered in fog.
An aerial view of Brisbane CBD shows how extensive the fog is over the city. (Supplied: Australian Traffic Network)


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