The story appears on

Page A4

November 21, 2013

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Environment

Moderate to heavy pollution predicted

The air quality in Shanghai will be “moderate to heavy polluted” today but, come Friday, eastern winds from the sea are expected to drive away much of the pollutants.

The mercury will fluctuate between 9 to 18 degrees.

The Air Quality Index yesterday was 150, and will range between 185 to 205 today morning with PM2.5 particle being the main pollutant. It is expected to ease a bit in the afternoon, fluctuating between 130 to 150 “slight pollution.”

The Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center said the city has been under the influence of a low atmospheric pressure. Poor wind conditions meant that the pollutants stayed put.

But with the arrival of eastern winds there is some relief in store, the center said.

Dianshan Lake area in Qingpu District reported heavy pollution with AQI soaring to 216 by 4pm yesterday. Xuhui District and Pudong’s Chuansha area were moderately polluted with AQI wandering around 170 by late evening yesterday.

Other monitoring stations detected light pollution with PM2.5 blamed as a major contributor to the pollution.

The temperature, which had dipped significantly at the beginning of the week, climbed to 17 degrees Celsius yesterday from Monday’s 13.

It is expected to climb further till a wet spell hits the city again on Sunday due to another cold wave from north.



Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend