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Pollution to stay for 2 more days in city

DUST blowing in from the northwest is likely to cause more pollution today and tomorrow, the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center said yesterday.

The forecast is for moderate pollution this morning, with the Air Quality Index likely to be between 155 and 175. PM10 particles will be the main pollutant.

The situation will improve slightly this afternoon, with the AQI dropping to between 130-150, with PM2.5 particles being the main pollutant.

Aside from the poor air quality, the day will be mostly sunny with a high of 34 degrees.

Despite some respite thanks to a breeze yesterday, the city has experienced moderate to heavy pollution since Monday. The humid conditions slowed the diffusion of dust and pollutants carried from other provinces by the northwesterly wind.

The real-time air index reached 280 at 7am yesterday, with a PM2.5 density of 200 micrograms per cubic meter. The PM10 level remained high throughout the day, surpassing 200 micrograms per cubic meter at 6pm in Yangpu and Xuhui districts.


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