BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Smog will persist in central and eastern China in coming three days, the National Meteorological Center forecast on Sunday.
Smog shrouded central and eastern China on Sunday, reducing visibility and bringing air pollution in the areas, the center reported.
Smog will continue to linger in parts of the affected areas and residents are advised to take protective measures in outdoor activities.
But from around Wednesday, a cold front will bring rainfall, strong wind and temperature drops in those areas, which will disperse the smog, the center forecast.
Heavy air pollution hits NE China
SHENYANG, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Air pollution went off the charts as a thick gray smog enveloped the city of Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Sunday, according to local environmental authorities.
Fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which is considered particularly hazardous, exceeded the maximum reading of 500 micrograms per cubic meter in some areas, while the air-quality index rose as high as 350 micrograms per cubic meter in some monitoring sites. Full story