Thick fog on FE Walker St. Photo Leah Kidd / NewsMail
Thick fog on FE Walker St. Photo Leah Kidd / NewsMail Leah Kidd

Visibility drops to 100m as thick fog covers region

THICK fog shrouded the Bundaberg region this morning as visibility got as low as 100 metres.

Weatherzone meteorologist Anthony Duke said it looked like the fog had begun to lift in the last 10 minutes.

But it looks like visibility was as low as 100 metres or so around 5.30am this morning," he said.

Mr Duke confirmed the fog which followed fog last month was "pretty thick".

"Fog starts to become fog at visibility of less than one kilometre," he said.

"So that kind of gives you a scale of how thick it was in Bundaberg this morning."

Mr Duke said the fog formed around 4am but was now beginning to lift.

"And that's largely due to very light winds and pretty clear skies before then," he said.

"So that allows the temperature to cool right down and that fog to form."

Mr Duke said the humidity in Bundaberg being above 95% also contributed to the fog.

These three ingredients of light calm winds, high amounts of moisture, and clear skies which allow the temperature to cool are the perfect conditions for fog to form.

But Mr Duke said as winds increase tomorrow and the humidity drops it would be unlikely the fog would return.

"I don't think it will be back, no," Mr Duke said.

Fog is also expected to cause flight delays in Brisbane today too.



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