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Fog causes flight delays and cancellations

Arwen Sommer
A foggy Christchurch airport
Thick fog at Christchurch Airport on Friday morning, March 31.  Joseph Hardman

At least 20 domestic flights have been cancelled and many flights are diverted from Christchurch.

The fog is starting to lift, but Christchurch airport faces a busy day of rescheduling cancelled and diverted flights.

Twenty flights have been cancelled, other flights have been delayed and rescheduled. 

Despite the fog, temperatures will rise to a balmy high of 18 degrees.