The Environmental Protection Department on Thursday advised Hong Kong residents to reduce or avoid outdoor activities as pollutant levels had increased since morning. Photo: Nora Tam

Government advises people to reduce outdoor activities as Hong Kong’s air pollution reaches ‘serious’ level under impact of Super Typhoon Lekima

  • Two air-quality stations record ‘serious’ pollution, while 13 others register ‘very high’ levels of particulate matters on Thursday afternoon
  • Pollution is likely to remain high on Friday as well
Topic |   Hong Kong air pollution

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The Environmental Protection Department on Thursday advised Hong Kong residents to reduce or avoid outdoor activities as pollutant levels had increased since morning. Photo: Nora Tam
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Buildings on Kowloon side are barely visible in a sunrise image taken from North Point on Thursday, as poor air quality continues to impact Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong air pollution is ‘serious’ health risk for second day in a row, as low pressure influenced by Tropical Cyclone Danas leads to hazy conditions

  • Top alert level of Air Quality Health Index reached in Tung Chung on Thursday, the day after warnings in place for Tuen Mun and Yuen Long
  • Government warns health risk of poor air quality will remain high on Friday, while Observatory triggers ‘very hot’ weather alert
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Buildings on Kowloon side are barely visible in a sunrise image taken from North Point on Thursday, as poor air quality continues to impact Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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