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Beijing enveloped in hazardous sandstorm,
second time in 2 weeks

 

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The Chinese capital Beijing woke on morning shrouded in thick dust carrying
extremely high levels of 
ทำไม ผู้คน ถึงชอบ เล่น สล็อตออนไลน์ กันมาก ? hazardous
particles, as a second sandstorm in two weeks hit the city due to winds from
drought-hit Mongolia and northwestern China.

 

Visibility in the city was reduced, with the tops of some skyscrapers obscured
by the sandstorm, and pedestrians were forced to cover their eyes as gusts

of dust swept through the streets.

 

"It’s quite serious today. There’s always a day or two like this
(of pollution or dust) each month," said Mr. Fan, 39, who did not wish to
disclose his full name.

 

Beijing's official air quality index reached a maximum level of 500 on Sunday
morning, with floating particles known as PM10 surpassing 2,000 micrograms
per cubic metre in some districts.

 

Readings of smaller PM2.5 particles were above 300 micrograms per cubic metre,
far higher than China's standard of 35 micrograms.

 

PM2.5 particles are especially harmful because they are very tiny and can enter
the bloodstream, while PM10 is a larger particle that can enter the lungs.

 

The China Meteorological Administration issued a yellow alert on Friday, warning
that a sandstorm was spreading from Mongolia into northern Chinese provinces
including Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Liaoning and Hebei, which surrounds Beijing.

 

The meteorological office said the recent sandstorms to hit Beijing originated
from Mongolia, where relatively warmer temperature this spring and reduced
rain resulted in larger areas of bare earth, creating favourable conditions for
sandstorms.

 

Beijing might face more sandstorms in April due to the unfavourable weather
this year, the meteorological office said.



-- Edited by lily on Monday 29th of March 2021 10:07:04 AM

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