Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced that it will be operating a 3-day forecast for fine (dust) particles beginning January 1. Originally introduced as a 2-day forecast (today’s Forecast + Tomorrow’s forecast) in 2005, the fine dust particle forecast aims at protecting the respiratory health of Seoul citizens.
The fine particle forecast is based on a four-part scale: “Good,” “Moderate,” “Unhealthy,” and “Very Unhealthy.” “Today’s forecast” is provided each day at 05:00 and 11:00, while “tomorrow’s forecast” is provided daily at 17:00 and 23:00. The “3-day Forecast,” which will predict the amount of fine particles in the air two days in advance, will be published on the Seoul Air Quality Information website every day at 17:00 and 23:00.