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Feb 15, 2017

Smog warning reintroduced for Budapest

The smog concentration is not expected to drop during the day and will remain around the warning level

Budapest's mayor has reintroduced a smog warning for the capital today after the concentration of airborne particles reached the threshold at three measuring points on February 13 and at four points on February 14.

According to MTI, based on today’s weather forecast, this concentration is not expected to drop during the day and will remain around the warning level, even possibly reaching the level necessitating a smog alert.

Only moderate winds are forecast for Thursday and an improvement in air quality cannot be expected until Friday.

The city council has asked residents in suburban areas to reduce their use of solid fuels and oil heaters and has asked all car owners to consider using public transport instead.