24 Apr 2017

Fog causes flight delays out of Christchurch

12:03 pm on 24 April 2017

Heavy fog that disrupted flights out of Christchurch and prompted warnings for motorists is lifting but is forecast to return tomorrow.

A regional Air New Zealand plane grounded at Auckland Airport due to fog. 6 July 2016.

Flights were disrupted but there were no cancellations. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Flights to Invercargill, Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, New Plymouth, Auckland and Brisbane were delayed, according to Christchurch Airport's website.

The agency Transport for Christchurch warned motorists to turn on headlights, drive at appropriate speeds and keep a good following distance.

MetService said the weather will be fine and sunny this afternoon, but strong easterlies will bring back low cloud this evening, and heavy fog is expected again in the morning. Forecasters expect the fog to be gone by Wednesday.