Air quality drops to the maximum due to the sandstorm in Beijing and other cities in China. It has been reported that the visibility is less than 1 km, and people are advised to limit their outdoor activities.
Sandstorm in Beijing, Visibility is Less Than 1 KM
The official air index of Beijing has hit the highest level of 500 due to the sandstorm in Beijing, causing severe pollution problems for the citizens. In various parts of China‘s north and northwest sides, high winds and dust have turned the sky into a lurid tangerine, lowering visibility in various parts to some 100 meters.
Further, environmental pollution officials have stated that the sand storm in Beijing has resulted in airborne particles known as PM10, which are very small and can easily be inhaled through the respiratory system, leading to severe health issues.
Due to the Sandstorm in Beijing, China’s Weather Services has warned those living in those areas that everyone should follow the strict rules of limiting their outdoor activities and keeping their doors and windows closed. Further, they should wear masks when going outside.
According to the weather services, the current weather environment is the most extensive of this year so far. We expect that people will be able to relax by Thursday as the conditions improve.