October has been an unusual month to say the least, one day it’s blue skies then the next is totally can’t see right in front of my nose situation. The National Meteorological Center has warned that moderate to intense levels are to be experienced for the next few days till Sunday according to China Daily.
Next week, a second round of smog is scheduled around October 28. This is one of those times when the predication made turns out to be false. During these periods visibility is expected to fall between 2-6km. October has already had four hazardous levels of smoggy weather, which are not usually expected till later on in Winter. The reason for this is that Beijing has experienced a lower wind speed that would normally help clear away the smog.
This smog sent jitters to the central government when a directive was issued that local public schools and non-essential governments to be closed during the APEC summit in November in hopes that the smog levels will be bearable. Here is the full story.
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