Brisbane woke to a thick blanket of fog Monday.

It caused chaos for commuters, with vision restricted to about 50 metres in some suburbs.

Zarisha Bradley reports.


Only CBD building tops managed to keep their heads above the thick shroud.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the fog spread across South-East Queensland, from the coast to Toowoomba.

It’s not a common sight, rolling in only a handful of times each year, but it caused delays for those travelling to work or flying in or out of Brisbane Airport.

Inbound flights were diverted to the Gold Coast or in one case to Sydney.

Leonie Vandeven, Brisbane Airport Spokesperson: “This is the first fog event we’ve had in 2017 and the fog actually stayed at the Brisbane Airport for around three hours. So about 150 flights were impacted in some way.”

Authorities urged passengers to contact their airlines, check websites and the Brisbane Airport app for the latest updates.

Vox 1: “So we were due to depart at six and we departed at six thirty.”

Vox 2: “The weather was bad so we had to land on the Gold Coast then we fly again to Brisbane.”

One City Cat service was cancelled but two hours after sunrise the fog lifted to reveal a clear Autumn day.

Although this morning’s fog caused delays up to three hours for some commuters, by mid-afternoon most flights were back on schedule.

The Bureau isn’t expecting similar conditions tomorrow.

Zarisha Bradley, QUT News.