Auckland Airport fog restrictions lifted

Auckland Airport was busy this morning with many passengers stranded due to fog over the city.
Auckland Airport was busy this morning with many passengers stranded due to fog over the city.
Fog disrupted flights out of Auckland Airport this morning.
Fog disrupted flights out of Auckland Airport this morning.
Fog obscures much of Karangahape Rd, Auckland city.
Fog obscures much of Karangahape Rd, Auckland city.
Fog hangs over Auckland harbour, causing problems for ferries.
Fog hangs over Auckland harbour, causing problems for ferries.
Thick fog is seen over the city.
Thick fog is seen over the city.
The view toward Auckland city from Lynfield.
The view toward Auckland city from Lynfield.
Fog in Little Huia.
Fog in Little Huia.

Sixty-three domestic flights in and out of Auckland were cancelled today because of thick fog, Auckland airport says.

An airport spokesman said fog restrictions imposed last night were lifted at 11.25 am and while there were cancelled flights, early this afternoon another 11 domestic flights were delayed.


PEA SOUPER: Fog hangs over Auckland's harbour.
PEA SOUPER: Fog hangs over Auckland's harbour.

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Two international flights were diverted.

ANYBODY OUT THERE?: Fog still lingers at Auckland Airport.
ANYBODY OUT THERE?: Fog still lingers at Auckland Airport.

A China Southern flight from Guangzhou due at 6am was diverted to Christchurch and finally landed in Auckland at 12.46pm.

A private plane from Melbourne was diverted to Wellington.

Although the fog was expected to lift, parts of Auckland were still shrouded in it.

"There's a lot of low-level moisture," Metservice duty forecaster Philippa Murdoch said

"We've had a lot of cool temperature and light winds condense to fogs."

The fog was expected to completely clear this afternoon.

The fog also delayed ferry services on the Waitemata Harbour.

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