Auckland Airport fog restrictions lifted

04:55, Jul 14 2014
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.
Fog in Little Huia.
Fog in Little Huia.
Auckland fog
Thick fog is seen over the city.
The view toward Auckland city from Lynfield.
The view toward Auckland city from Lynfield.
Auckland Airport Fog
Auckland Airport was busy this morning with many passengers stranded due to fog over the city.
Auckland Airport Fog
Fog disrupted flights out of Auckland Airport this morning.

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.

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

Two international flights were diverted.

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.

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

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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