Fogmegddon! Sydney wakes up to impenetrable fog with landmarks swamped

Fogmegddon! Sydney wakes up to impenetrable fog with landmarks swamped

Melbourne is bracing for a big chill as ‘polar surge’ strikes – but Sydney will bask in sunshine: What the weather will be like where you are

  • Temps in the Harbour city to hit a nice 21C, with partly cloudy skies on Friday 
  • Melbourne and Brisbane face a 40 and 50 per cent chance of rain respectively
  • Sydney CBD was shrouded in thick, low-lying fog covering iconic landmarks 

By Jade Hobman For Daily Mail Australia

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Cold temps will herald the beginning of winter as a ‘polar surge’ affects large parts of the country this weekend, bringing damaging winds and heavy rain in some areas.

The big chill will march across the south and south-eastern parts of Australia, eventually reaching as high as Queensland – bringing icy temperatures, and snow as low as 1,000m above sea level.

Sydney had a preview of the chilly forecast with a thick morning fog on Friday, which disrupted ferry services – but largely dissipated as the day wore on.

The fog stretched out across the CBD, Hawkesbury, Hills District and south-western suburbs, cloaking Sydney‘s famous landmarks in its wake. 

The Sunshine State’s capital Brisbane (pictured) should expect a sunny weekend, with a high of 25C

Rain is set to drench much of south-east Australia (pictured), bringing icy temperatures across Victoria

Australia’s biggest city will hit a pleasant 21C on Friday, with partly cloudy conditions to continue, and just a five per cent chance of rain.

Sydney will be partly cloudy for the weekend, with some showers on Saturday and Monday. 

The partly cloudy weather in Hobart is expected to continue into Saturday with a high temp of 15C, with Sunday bringing some possible showers – and Monday a frosty low temp of 4C. 

Melbourne could get early showers, with a 40 per cent chance of rain on Friday and a maximum of 16C. 

Brisbane should expect temps to reach 24C, with 50 per cent possibility of rain in the late morning or afternoon. 

Perth is set for a mostly cloudy weekend with the sun showing itself in patches on Saturday as the city sees a high of 24C and low of 6C. 

Partly cloudy conditions and a weekend low of 8C will cause Melburnians to rug up. Sydney is set for some partly cloudy conditions and showers – but the temperature will reach a pleasant 21C on Saturday

Adelaide will have showers most of the weekend, with a minimum temp of 9C degrees and a warmer high of 19C on Sunday. 

Victoria’s capital will see partly cloudy conditions over Saturday and Sunday, and showers on Monday. A maximum temperature of 16C will be reached on Saturday and 15C on Sunday.

Canberra will see some showers, with a frigid minimum of 2C on Sunday and a maximum of 14C. 

The Sunshine State’s capital of Brisbane will enjoy sunny days over the weekend, with Monday promising partly cloudy conditions. A relatively warm 25C will see Queenslanders outdoors on Saturday after an extended period of rainfall in recent weeks.

Perth will enjoy a mostly sunny weekend while Darwin will be warm with virtually no chance of rain. 

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was completely shrouded in fog on Friday morning – with some ferry services cancelled 



Friday Partly cloudy. Max 24 

Saturday Mostly sunny. Min 11 Max 22

Sunday Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 19

Monday Partly cloudy. Min 6 Max 19


Friday Shower or two. Max 17

Saturday Showers after midday. 

Min 10 Max 17

Sunday Late showers. Min 9 Max 19

Monday Showers. Min 9 Max 14


Friday Possible early shower. Max 16

Saturday Partly cloudy. Min 8 Max 16

Sunday Partly cloudy. Min 8 Max 15

Monday Showers. Min 9 Max 13


Friday Partly cloudy. Max 14

Saturday Partly cloudy. Min 5 Max 15

Sunday Possible shower. Min 7 Max 12

Monday Possible shower.Min 4 Max 13


Friday Possible fog. Showers increasing. Max 17

Saturday Shower or two. Min 8 Max 16

Sunday Partly cloudy. Min 2 Max 14

Monday Showers. Min 1 Max 12


Friday Early fog then partly cloudy. Max 21

Saturday Shower or two. 

Min 12 Max 21

Sunday Partly cloudy. Min 11 Max 19

Monday Shower or two. Min 9 Max 20


Friday Shower or two. Max 24

Saturday Mostly sunny. Min 15 Max 25

Sunday Sunny. Min 15 Max 23

Monday Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 24


Friday Sunny. Max 34

Saturday Sunny. Min 22 Max 33

Sunday Mostly sunny. Min 22 Max 32

Monday Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 32


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