10 March 2008

Morning Fog

Ever wondered what are the differences between fog, mist and haze?

Fog:
Synonymous to a cloud except that it touches the ground. Limits visibility to less than 1 km.

Mist:
Limits visibility to less than 2 km, looks bluish from a distance.

Haze:
Looks brownish from a distance.

Fog forms when the difference between temperature and dewpoint is 3°C or less, at relative air humidity of 100%. It is because of this total humidity that the air becomes supersaturated, and this moisture condenses into water vapour of fine droplets.

Fog happens very rarely at this part of the world due to its geographical location, altitude and low humidity.


Inland cities don't get much humidity from the sea.

However, it was a foggy morning today.


A window shot showing thick fog in the distance.

No one knows the mysterious doings of mother nature, and today was one of those days.

The experience of seeing your residence shrouded in a blanket of fog was simply surreal.


Visibility beyond the yellow van was close to zero.

The time was about 9 a.m. in the morning, yet, no sign of the sun.

Standing by the main street, one could barely see the end of the road through the thick fog.


Life as usual despite the fog.

Further away from the town center, the fog persisted still.


Fog at the countryside.

This reminded of the time when I was much younger, when my family would travel up to Genting Highlands at weekends and spend the cool afternoon in the clouds.


Genting Highlands theme park, Malaysia.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I haven't go Genting Highlands for 10 years.

 

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