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Fog comes and goes…

Fog has blanketed parts of the country off and on this week and inside the last 24 hours it appears to have become more widespread.

Reports of fog came in last night from Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch and also Dunedin.
The two southern cities appear to still be in amongst fog or low cloud/ misty conditions whereas Wellington had seen a clearance for a time overnight but Hamilton still saw misty skies.

Airports could be marginal and affected by the fog and as the situation keeps changing it may pay to check in about the latest conditions if you’re wanting to head up to the skies.

Last night when it rolled in over parts of the country one or two vented some frustration..”Went out to take some photos tonight but some b*****d ordered fog. Really thick fog, so thick it appears it was stopping ship radars from working, as we heard the low mournful sound of a ships fog horn as it left…I think, as we couldn’t see it, Wellington Harbour. I have never heard that before. Every few minutes the horn sounded. Really spooky noise!!!” said Blair.

Others mentioned that thick fog had moved across the Hutt Valley and also down south in West Melton, inland from Christchurch.
Inland areas of both islands also saw the cloudbank develop quickly but then disperse at a fairly rapid rate as well.

The lack of wind in some areas today could see the misty visitor hang about for several hours yet but in most cases the fog and low cloud should lift and reveal some sunny breaks later.

 

-WeatherWatch

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