By Steve Dellar  |  07-05-2018   News
Photo credit: Nigel Wee I Instagram

Sydney was blanketed in a thick fog this Thursday morning which covered all from Sydney Harbour to the downtown area.

Social media filled up rapidly with pictures of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and other well-known landmarks as they slowly disappeared from sight in a spectacular scene.

<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk04XEnneE5/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:43.75% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk04XEnneE5/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">A magical capture of the fog creeping through Sydney at sunrise this morning. All credit to Trevor Hamilton for this one! #sydneyfog #sunrise #sydneyskyline @cathaypacific #windowviews</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lauren_e_hamilton/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Lauren Hamilton</a> (@lauren_e_hamilton) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2018-07-04T22:19:26+00:00">Jul 4, 2018 at 3:19pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>

The dense fog also meant that everyone in the harbor’s area could hear the horn sounding repeatedly from the cruise ship Carnival Spirit. A spokesperson explained: “There is an international maritime regulation where they have to sound the horn every two minutes.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thick fog wreaked havoc on Sydney transport this morning, but it made for a spectacular sight! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9News?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9News</a> <a href="https://t.co/fxFGpWRJ2x">https://t.co/fxFGpWRJ2x</a> <a href="https://t.co/zQKbv0Oljf">pic.twitter.com/zQKbv0Oljf</a></p>&mdash; Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/9NewsAUS/status/1014702533783314434?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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As it was unable to make its way into the overseas terminal and wanted to give fair warning to other boats in the area, the large cruise ship continued to alert everyone in the area that it was moving.

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In the end, even the Sydney ferry services were cancelled.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morning Sydney! You’re waking up to some pretty heavy fog causing delays to ferries and flights this morning <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tennews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tennews</a> <a href="https://t.co/vnlrzZQ4Ks">pic.twitter.com/vnlrzZQ4Ks</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Denney (@Andrew_Denney) <a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Denney/status/1014617898218733568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Just before 8 am, the low visibility even cause all domestic and international flights at Sydney Airport to be delayed whilst air traffic controllers waited for it to clear.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good morning Sydney. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fog?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fog</a> <a href="https://t.co/3UKZLl2SuT">pic.twitter.com/3UKZLl2SuT</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Harley 🚴 (@jharleyaus) <a href="https://twitter.com/jharleyaus/status/1014638309094510592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Airservices Australia advised all arriving passengers to check with their airlines for any possible cancellation.

Source:

https://twitter.com/9NewsAUS/status/1014702533783314434

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