Thursday, April 10, 2014

PM2.5 Forecast for Beijing – Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday was an odd day for air quality in Beijing.  Although the PM2.5 levels were not terrible (we saw the U.S. Embassy AQI readings at the lower end of the Unhealthy range), the PM10 levels reported by the Chinese government were much higher than normal.  Our forecast for Friday presumes that this aberration will not continue past Thursday night, but we can't guarantee that.  But for now, it looks like we can expect poor air quality again on Friday with AQI readings at Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy throughout the day.  


SATURDAY, April 12:  We’re looking for yet another day with poor air quality on Saturday.  It looks like we should see Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy conditions throughout the day.

SUNDAY, April 13:  Same story, different day.  More poor air quality, at Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy, looks to be the situation for Sunday.

MONDAY, April 14:  The streak should continue on Monday as we should see the AQI no lower than Unhealthy, and there is a good chance that we will see periods at Very Unhealthy.

UPDATE – Our prediction with overlay of actual readings:


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