Two of Australia's most beloved landmarks have all but disappeared from view, after a blanket of thick, near-impenetrable fog rolled in over the harbour city on Monday morning.
— Sylvia Varnham (@SylviaVarnham) July 17, 2016
Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge have been hidden from the skyline around Circular Quay, as the pea-soup fog descended on the area. For a comparison, check out the view from our office (which looks upon Circular Quay) today, as opposed to what it normally looks like. In today's photo, you're supposed to be able to see the Opera House, and though you probably can't see, there's also a massive P&O cruise ship under that fog:
The conditions have seen flights into Sydney airport affected and harbour ferries cancelled, with ferry services affected as far west as Parramatta, 30 kilometres west.
Sydney Ferries are not running due to fog. Passengers are advised to make alternative arrangements.— Ferries Info (@FerriesInfo) July 17, 2016
⚠️ Morning fog is causing some delays and cancellations. We advise travellers to please check with their airline for flight status updates.— Sydney Airport (@SydneyAirport) July 17, 2016
The fog has annoyed some and delighted others, with some crazy pictures from all corners of Sydney being shared on social media.
Thick fog across Sydney— 2DayFM 104.1 (@2DayFM) July 17, 2016
Can we just stay in bed today? pic.twitter.com/J2if47blQv