Sunday, April 20, 2014
PM2.5 Forecast for Beijing – Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday turned out basically in line with our best-case scenario, and it looks like we could repeat those conditions on Monday. Look for the best air quality, as low as Moderate or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, between late morning and early evening.
TUESDAY, April 22: We expect to be back to our normal spring/summer pattern on Tuesday: high(er) AQI readings in the morning, then somewhat reduced AQI readings in the afternoon. But for now, it looks like the AQI should stay at Unhealthy or lower for almost the entire day.
WEDNESDAY, April 23: Expect more of the same on Wednesday: higher pollution levels in the morning, then reduced pollution in the afternoon and evening. But we are likely to see higher AQI readings than on Monday or Tuesday.
THURSDAY, April 24: Thursday should be another day to fit the standard pattern, with the AQI probably at Unhealthy for most of the day.
UPDATE – Our prediction with overlay of actual readings: