Thick fog blankets Geraldton with more expected next week

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The fog reduced visibility from the HMAS Sydney Memorial rendering Geraldton invisible.
Camera IconThe fog reduced visibility from the HMAS Sydney Memorial rendering Geraldton invisible. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton residents awoke today to find the city blanketed by a thick fog, with visibility reduced to 50m at the airport.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Adam Conroy said the fog developed off the coast of Kalbarri about 2am before drifting south along the coast.

“The fog would have arrived around 6am in Geraldton,” he said.

“We can expect by 10am the fog will begin to lift off the surface and become low level cloud cover.”

He said the fog formed as a low-pressure heat trough near the coast trapped a layer of moisture on the surface under hot air.

“Winds will pick up in Geraldton later today so we don’t expect it to hang around,” he said.

“Although we can expect to see cloud cover all day.”

Mr Conroy said there was a possibility of light showers over Geraldton tonight.

“The fog may return on Sunday night and Monday morning as a similar system moves through the area,” he said.

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