Thursday, January 23, 2014

PM2.5 Forecast for Beijing – Friday, January 24, 2014

After Thursday's poor air quality, we have a good chance at greatly improved air quality on Friday.  We're expecting PM2.5 levels to start dropping in the early morning hours, and we could see Good/Moderate air quality as early as 7 or 8AM.  There is some chance that we will not see the pollution clear entirely, but in any case we should see Friday's AQI at lower levels than Thursday's. 


SATURDAY, January 25:  It looks like the good air quality could continue through the morning and possibly into the early afternoon, but we expect deteriorating conditions in the afternoon and evening.

SUNDAY, January 26:   The extended forecast predicts weather conditions that are likely to give us high AQI levels.  We could see a dip in the pollution between late morning and early afternoon, but we should have Unhealthy or higher PM2.5 levels for the entire day with a good chance at seeing Very Unhealthy or worse conditions.

MONDAY, January 27:  Monday should bring us another chance at good air quality, most likely in the afternoon or evening. 

UPDATE – Our prediction with overlay of actual readings:


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