Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PM2.5 Forecast for Beijing – Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wednesday was a bit better than we expected, and it looks like Thursday may be better than our long-range predictions had us thinking.  We should see Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy air quality overnight, but we should see a notable reduction in the pollution between about 6AM and noon.  We could drop down into Unhealthy or even Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups if the conditions are just right.  But after lunch, we should see the PM2.5 accumulating again, taking us back up to Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy during the evening. 


FRIDAY, February 7:  Friday presents interesting weather conditions as we have a good chance for some snow fall.  We expect the air quality to generally be poor, but it looks most likely at this point that the AQI will stay at Unhealthy or the lower ranges of Very Unhealthy throughout the day.

SATURDAY, February 8:  We're still looking for clearing skies on Saturday, likely after noon.

SUNDAY, February 9:  The air should remain clear during the day on Sunday, then we could see the pollution start to accumulate again in the evening. 

UPDATE – Our prediction with overlay of actual readings:


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