China issued Red Alert due to fog
China has issued Red Alert due to dense fog. A building appears through a thick layer of fog in Yangzhou, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province.
Around 24 cities have issued air pollution alerts. The fog and smog is creating lots of problems for people living in China. More fog envelops cars crossing a bridge in Yangzhou, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province.
Smog goes beyond the expectation level
No body was expecting that such a dense forest will cover the China.
China’s national observatory issued the fog alert Tuesday in a number of northern and eastern regions. That followed some 24 cities issuing red alerts for air pollution. Red is the most serious level in the country’s warning system.
Daily routines get affected
It is obvious that daily life is getting affected by dense fog and smog.
Due to heavy pollution and fog daily routines of people are getting affected. Commuters wear masks on a polluted day in Beijing on December 20.
Lots of flights were cancelled and road and rail transport ground to a halt under the low visibility.
According to metreologics Wednesday, thick fog in parts of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region will reduce visibility to less than 500 meters (about 547 yards), as well as in the provinces of Henan, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu, the National Meteorological Center said.
In extreme cases, visibility may fall below meters (55 meters) in those regions. Beijing’s cental business district was clouded in pollution December 31 during an orange alert — not as bad as what came in the new year.
Even on New Year’s Day, Beijing was under a dark cloud of toxic particles 20 times higher than the maximum level recommended by the World Health Organization.
The fog and smog in relevant regions will begin to disperse on Wednesday and Thursday with the arrival of a cold wave, the center said.