The year’s worst yellow dust hit much of the nation Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China.
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) issued yellow dust advisories in Seoul and 16 cities and counties in its surrounding Gyeonggi Province at 5 p.m. for the first time this year.
The advisories were heightened to dust warnings as of 8:10 p.m. as an hourly average dust concentration of more than 700 to 1,100 micrograms per cubic meter is expected to continue for more than two hours in the areas.
The office also posted advisories against yellow dust in Incheon and five large islands off the west coast, Saejong, Gwangju, Jeolla, Cheungchun and Gangwon provinces as well as the rest of Gyeonggi Province.
A yellow dust advisory is issued when an hourly average dust concentration of more than 400 micrograms per cubic meter is expected to last for more than two hours. More than 800 micrograms leads to a yellow dust warning.
Source: Busan eFM News
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