Although the residents of Sarajevo have been shrouded with very polluted air for the past few days, avoiding the outdoors and going to the mountains, the forecast shows that the air quality will improve significantly from Tuesday.
Measuring stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) capital recorded less air pollution on Monday than Sunday, and according to the announcement by the Canton Sarajevo Government, on information from the Federal Bureau of Hydrometeorology (FHMZ) forecasting data.
According to the data of measuring stations On Sunday at 6 pm the air quality index was 116, at the City Hall 85, at Bjelave 115, at Bistrik 24, while the worst situation is at the measuring station in the circle of the United States Embassy in Sarajevo, 243, Klix.ba news portal reports.
The list of capital cities whose inhabitants breathe the most polluted air again shows us Sarajevo at the very top, and often in the leading position, Klix.ba news portal reports.
The measurement of the Swiss AirVisual.com, a network that collects data from 10,000 measuring stations around the world, at one point, just before 11pm, showed that Sarajevo’s air quality index was even dangerous, measuring 401.
Air is polluted in several other cities: Zenica, Tuzla, Lukavac, Jajce and Ilijas. The trend of deterioration of air quality has continued in the past hours, and an episode of “readiness” was declared for the entire area of Sarajevo Canton and at all measurement stations, the PM2.5 allowed values were exceeded.
Among the ten most polluted cities were Lahore (Pakistan), Delhi (India), Kabul (Afghanistan), Ulanbator (Mongolia), Kolkata (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Skopje (Macedonia), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Pristina (Kosovo).