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Rains next week expected to clean air of pollutants

Rains are expected to drive away the stubborn particulate matters in the air and end the consecutive dry condition tomorrow, forecasters said yesterday.

Local environmental watchdog forecasted the air would be good to lightly polluted tomorrow if the weather condition helps in diffusing the pollutants.

Smog hung over parts of Shanghai yesterday morning with the density of PM2.5 particles peaking to about 230 micrograms per cubic meter — about three times the nation’s standard of 75.

The air condition was marked moderately polluted.

At 2pm, AQI in parts of Qingpu and Xuhui districts as well as the Pudong New Area exceeded 200 and touched the heavily polluted level.

But citywide the PM2.5 density slipped to 29.6 micrograms by 7pm, making it pleasant.

A sunny and partly cloudy weather is expected today with a low of 6 degrees Celsius and a high of 11 degrees.

Skies will turn overcast tomorrow with  clouds and rains at times.

The wet conditions are likely to push the mercury down by 1 to 2 degrees on Monday with temperatures ranging from 7 to 11 degrees. It will be raining from Tuesday to Thursday.

The city will be rid of precipitation and rains by another cold front from the north but it will also bring with it heavy winds and lower temperatures.


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