Haze days in this October were more than normal years

04-11-2013 Source:China Meteorological News Press

In this October, in most areas of North China, the Yellow-Huaihe Valley, the Yangtze-Huaihe Valley, the Yangtze-Hanshui Valley, central and northern South of Yangtze River, central-western South China, eastern Sichuan, and Chongqing, there were more than 5 days hit by haze. Southern Shanxi, Henan, Jiangsu, central-northern Zhejiang, northern Anhui, central-northern Hubei, central-eastern Sichuan, central Hunan, western Guangdong, eastern Guangxi, Beijing, and Tianjin saw haze for 10-15 days. Southeastern Shanxi, most areas of Henan, and most areas of Jiangsu were hit by haze for 15-20 days with isolated areas for more than 20 days.

The haze days in most areas of Hebei, Henan, southern Shanxi, most areas of Shandong, Jiangsu, northern Anhui, central Hubei, central Zhejiang, southeastern Sichuan, southern Hunan, eastern Guangxi, western Guangdong, Beijing, and Tianjin were 5-10 days more than the normal years. In northern Jiangsu and central Henan, the haze days were more 10 days even 15 days more than the long term average.

In this year, the number of national average haze days is 4.7, 2.3 more than the long term average (2.4), and is the highest level since 1961. In Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi, Henan, Anhui, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Chongqing, and Tianjin, the number is the most in the history. (Nov. 4)

Reporter Luan Fei
Editor Shi Long

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