London Mayor Sadiq Khan has issued an alert for high pollution levels in London as it struggles with poor air quality.
There was a noticeable increase in particulate levels on Sunday evening, which persisted into Monday, “due to a combination of poorly dispersed local emissions and sustained import of particulates from Germany and France”.
The forecast is based on continued poor diffusion of local emissions and pollution imports from the near continent – the air imported today is expected to be more polluted “as it is bringing pollution from a working weekday rather than the weekend”.
Air quality alerts will be displayed at 2,500 bus countdown signs and river pier signs across London as well as 140 road-side signs on the busiest main roads into London, with instructions to switch engines off when stationary to reduce emissions.
In addition, electronic update signs will be displayed at the entrances of all 270 London Underground stations.
This is the 10th time the air quality alert system has been used since Mr Khan became Mayor, once for ‘very high’ and nine times for ‘high’.
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