Melbourne drivers admonished to take extra care as thick fog blankets skyline

A dense, sea-level fog blanket is lingering across Melbourne with flights held up and drivers admonished to take extra care on the pathways.

The fog all over the city of Melbourne led to diminished visibility on roads.

The Department of Metrology stated that a coating of cloud was acting as a cover over Melbourne with the fog blanket still noticeable at 8am Thursday.

The cold break in Victoria has led to unreliable driving and flying situations with mist restricting Melbourne for the second consecutive morning.

Melbourne Airport also made confirmation that several domestic flights into the city have been grounded on regional tracks or impelled to land elsewhere.

A Qantas flight from the city of Los Angeles to Melbourne is thought to have landed in Sydney because of Melbourne’s dense fog.

“Due to the current weather conditions in the area it is likely that ice may form on the road,” the VicRoads warning stated. “VicRoads advises drivers to slow down and drive carefully.”

Bureau of Meteorology senior predictor Chris Godfrey said the unclear situations were not projected to clear till 10am Thursday.

“Generally you get fog overnight when there are clear skies and light winds as when there is enough moisture… the air gets cooler and eventually will reach a point where you start to get condensation,” he said.

Downpours in the city of Sydney were also contributing to flight delays crosswise the nation.

The weather agency stated that the visibility has bettered between 6km and 10km crosswise the majority of metropolitan Melbourne and faster winds are likely to stop a recurrence of the fog on Friday.

“Once you start to get wind at the surface, it makes it very hard for fog to form,” senior forecaster Chris Godfred said.

Diane Robinson

Diane Robinson  is the lead editor for News Australia Today. Diane  has been working as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade having published stories in many print and digital publications including, Sydney Morning Herald,  NPR and The Daily Mail. Diane is based in Sidney and covers issues affecting her city and  New South Wales.  When she’s not busy writing, Diane enjoys surfing..