A blanket of fog has engulfed Sydney this morning, causing chaos at Sydney Airport with delays of up to two hours and flight cancellations.
The airport has put a notice on its website and social media accounts urging passengers to allow plenty of time for travel and to check with airlines for flight status.
A spokesperson for Sydney Airport told Travel Weekly that it is experiencing delays at its domestic terminal, with some exceeding two hours, and a number of cancellations.
Some international flights are suffering too with delays of up to 30 minutes.
— Sydney Airport ✈️ (@SydneyAirport) April 2, 2019
The fog also affected flights leaving Canberra airport, causing delays of up to two hours, according to the Canberra Times.
LIVE: Amazing scene at Canberra right now with a fog bank literally just East of Runway 35. Flights landing for now though. https://t.co/QXVdswIykk
Sydney also has fog (Pic 2 shows the Opera House on the right). Some SYD inbounds are diverting to Melbourne, Newcastle & Bathurst. pic.twitter.com/s5olKUeKtu
— Airport Webcams (@AirportWebcams) April 2, 2019
The Bureau of Meteorology said in a Tweet the fog would be clear by mid-morning but it is not yet clear how long the airport delays will last.
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) April 2, 2019