Air quality

Poor air quality in Hong Kong is expected to last until Tuesday. Photo: David Wong

'Severe' air pollution hits parts of Hong Kong

Roadside air pollution soared to dangerous levels in Hong Kong on Monday as the territory was affected by a continental air stream with high content of pollutants. At noon, air pollution indices taken at roadside monitoring stations hit a “severe” level of 204 in Mong Kok and Central, and reached 144 in Causeway Bay.