Friday, February 14, 2014

PM2.5 Forecast for Beijing – Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday's air was worse than we expected, and the poor air quality should continue on Saturday.  There is a chance that the pollution will clear somewhat in the morning, but that appears to be a remote possibility at this point.  Instead look for the AQI to be at Very Unhealthy or Hazardous throughout the day. 


SUNDAY, February 16:  The forecast for Sunday shows a strong chance of good air quality arriving in the morning, possibly by sunrise.  But it looks unlikely that the good air will last long, leaving us back at Unhealthy or higher AQI levels in the evening.

MONDAY, February 17:  Monday could be a repeat of Sunday as there as some indications that the weather conditions could significantly improve air quality in the morning.  And again, conditions should be conducive to increasing pollution in the afternoon and evening. 

TUESDAY, February 18:  The extended forecast for Tuesday calls for poor air quality, with Unhealthy or higher AQI levels throughout the day.

UPDATE – Our prediction with overlay of actual readings:


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