In the South and in the middle of Germany could be new year’s eve this Time they will be unpleasant consequences. The weather seems likely to ensure that fireworks should not be visible and at the same time for especially bad air.

meteorologists say the South and the middle of the country extreme fog before, is in many places obscure the view of colorful rockets Verde. The sight will lie in many regions, under-five meters. Fireworks smoke is likely to degrade the visibility conditions, especially in city centres.

there is no wind in the South threatened to have damaging consequences for the health. High amounts of fine dust that night due to fireworks in the new year’s eve, especially in large cities, are to be expected, can’t pull off without Wind.

High concentrations of fine particles will accumulate under the predicted weather conditions in the air. They penetrate in the paranasal sinuses, the smallest of dusts even in the bronchi and alveoli, and some enter the blood. Fine dust can cause numerous studies show that respiratory and of the heart, lungs and circulatory trigger; especially dangerous it is for asthmatics.

asthmatics should let in these areas, the apartment previously by the air and window later closed.

is expected Because in the South in the following days, hardly any Wind, could be increased the amount of particulate matter for days significantly, warn meteorologists.

In North Germany was, however, anticipate strong Winds, which distributed fine dust quickly.

measurements show that in inner cities, in the hour after midnight, the extreme values of more than 1000 micro-grams of fine dust per cubic meter of air can be achieved. As the limit value in the EU, a daily average of 50 micrograms per cubic meter, he must not be exceeded according to the provision, only 35 days in the year.

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In the German inner cities is exceeded, according to the UBA on some new year’s days, the daily limit is clear: In the centre of Munich at the 1. January, 2017, an average of more than 500 micrograms per cubic metre have been measured.

1. In January 2013, were not exceeded due to windy weather, the days of limits, and despite the normal new year’s Eve fireworks in most places in Germany.

fine particulate measurements for new year’s eve in the suburbs of Langen (Hessen) – from 23 PM to 2 PM

The new year’s eve-fine dust is not only temporally, but also locally strongly limited: Outside the inner cities, the values fall, close to the city they are increased, usually only slightly, to new year’s eve is measured fine dust.

a Year would set on new year’s eve in Germany, nearly 5000 tonnes of particulate matter of size PM10 during the Burning of fireworks, writes the Federal environment Agency. In Germany, the activities of the people, a total of around 220 thousand tons of PM10 release of fine dust per year. The share of the new year in fine dust amounts to only about two per cent.

The temperatures new year’s eve is expected to reach maximum values between three and ten degrees. For the new year’s eve night, meteorologists in Northern Germany, expected to give rain – he also relieves the burden from fine dust.


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