Heavy haze engulfs Beijing again

2013-02-28 03:26:38 GMT2013-02-28 11:26:38(Beijing Time)  SINA.com
Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.
Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.
Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.
Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.
Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.

Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning as a wave of heavy haze engulfed the city.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection in Beijing recorded a PM2.5 level of 416, a level considered “severely polluted”.

“Our city is experiencing serious pollution. We advise everyone to limit outdoor activity. Starting from noon, conditions will significantly improve,” the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre said on its website.

Beijing authorities issued a yellow haze warning on Wednesday.

Frustrated Beijing citizens were not particularly shocked to hear how bad the pollution readings were after experiencing nearly two months of chronic bad air.

"Just another day in Beijing," a disgruntled netizen tweeted on Thursday.

Beijing Capital International Airport gave no warning of heavy smog, but its website listed 14 flights as cancelled. Ten of these were international flights.

About four of the city's highways were partially closed on Thursday morning, according to Beijing news site Qianlong. Visibility was at a relatively safe three kilometres.

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