Sunday, March 30, 2014

PM2.5 Forecast for Beijing – Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday was another great day for air quality, again exceeding our expectations.  Monday does not look so promising, although we don't expect a return to the terrible air quality of last week.  Instead, look for AQI levels at Unhealthy or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups throughout the day with peaks in the pollution around the morning commute and late in the evening.  Our lowest pollution levels of the day will likely come around late afternoon. 


TUESDAY, April 1:  The poor air quality is likely to be back again on Tuesday – the AQI is likely to be at least Very Unhealthy in the morning, before possibly dropping back down into Unhealthy in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, April 2: Wednesday’s forecast is almost identical to Tuesday’s, so we should expect similar air quality as well.  The afternoon drop in pollution will probably be more significant on Wednesday, so the AQI will likely be no worse than Unhealthy by late afternoon. 

THURSDAY, April 3:  We should see clearing skies again on Thursday, with the good air arriving between about 8AM and noon. 

UPDATE – Our prediction with overlay of actual readings:


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