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Fog may disrupt air traffic in Wellington Thursday morning

Flights have been cancelled, delayed or diverted as sea fog, which is set to bed in overnight, closes in over Wellington city and airport.

The fog began rolling in about 6pm, and by 8:30pm about 10 flights had been affected.

Flights from Auckland, Napier and New Plymouth were among those diverted to Christchurch and Paraparaumu.

Fog is not forecast to clear in Wellington until mid-morning tomorrow.

The fog had drifted in from the Cook Strait as warm, humid air clashed with the colder waters in the strait.

Wellington Airport spokesman Greg Thomas advised travellers to check with the airport’s website or their airline for updates.

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– Fairfax


Chris. J on 19/02/2014 9:51am

As that was happening, our temp took a massive increase. At 1740 hrs jumped 21C to 25.9C in one go as boiling hot mountain winds arrived. Then it hiked again at around 1840 hrs, going up to 30.9C, but with 53% humidity,. so unpleasant stuff. LOL that heat kicked off Cook Strait sea breezes here at that time of night, but they were nice and fresh. The hotter it got, the breezier it became. Pram’s temp at the same time was going down and they were 19C. Pay back for what we had to endure locally yesterday while they had clear skies in the afternoon, LOL. Currently at 2240 hrs it is 21.9C, humidity still down but better than before.

It so so dark here yesterday with easterly overhang, that cars here had their headlights on, NE V SE. Then as it cleared to a nice blue sky, we got blasted by mountain waves and falling Cirrus with 49%. What more could you want … NOT. LOL felt very crabby yesterday with that lot. 

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