Thick fog shrouded most of London this morning, with visibility less than 50 metres in some places.
Heathrow Airport was forced to cancel 40 flights due to the dense fog and London City Airport saw delays and cancellations to almost all flights.
The city’s familiar landscape was almost invisible among the haze which was captured by many Londoners on their morning commute. Here are some of the best:
— Big Nick D (@DJBigNickD) December 11, 2013
The Palace of Westminster (behind Westminster Abbey) partially hidden by the London fog. pic.twitter.com/7h4raSZ7P6
— Melanie RJo (@MelRJ) December 11, 2013
The Shard peeking out of the London fog this morning. St Paul’s sits below pic.twitter.com/bEePNxzXrd
— Katy Lee (@kjalee) December 11, 2013
— Jack Gavigan (@JackGavigan) December 11, 2013
Proper London fog this morning… Be careful out there today folks! pic.twitter.com/rS3pKgq9YJ
— Keeno (@KeenoWorld) December 11, 2013
— Cecile Brisson (@CecileBrisson) December 11, 2013
— Lee W Dalgleish (@Hotdesigner) December 11, 2013
— Debbie Laird (@debbielaird83) December 11, 2013
London Fog is pretty bad this morning pic.twitter.com/fotHbcBcC3
— Craig Strong (@craigstrong) December 11, 2013
London fog… pic.twitter.com/ZSdCiIyVCU
— Ian Mok (@hotmoklet) December 11, 2013
Of course, foggy weather is not unusual to London and if Twitter had existed in 1904 Monet might have been Instagramming rather than painting this remarkably similar work Sun Breaking Through the Fog.