Flights delayed as thick fog blankets Adelaide

Flights in and out of Adelaide have been delayed as thick fog covers the city and surrounding hills.

Both domestic and international flights at Adelaide airport were impacted on Monday – with some flights in holding patterns, others delayed from taking off and some diverted interstate to Melbourne.

International flights from Singapore and China were forced to abandon landings and remained in holding.

The airspace above Adelaide and Melbourne at 10.15am on Monday. Source: FlightAware

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a road weather alert, urging drivers to slow down and warning there would be reduced visibility until late morning.

“Disruptions this morning due to low visibility at Adelaide Airport,” Adelaide Airport tweeted on Monday morning.

The airport has advised passengers flying from the airport to remain in contact with their airline for the latest flight information with delays of up to four hours expected.

A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed three flights of the airline had been delayed so far due to the conditions and that ground staff were expecting the fog to lift shortly.