Due to high concentrations of flying dust in the air, meteorologists have declared a smog situation for the agglomerations of Ostrava, Karvinsko and Frýdecko-Místek until further notice.
The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) warned that in the near future there is also the possibility of the announcement of regulation, in which some industrial enterprises must comply with regulatory measures, including production restrictions.
“At least at half of the stations representative of this area, the twelve-hour moving average of the concentration of suspended PM10 particles exceeded the informative threshold value (IPH) of 100 micrograms per cubic meter, and it is not expected to drop below the IPH in the next 24 hours,” the ČHMÚ said on Thursday.
In the Moravian-Silesian region, the air quality in the Moravian-Silesian region has long been the worst in the country and one of the worst in Europe. Smog troubles the region mainly in autumn and winter. Industry, transport, heating in households and pollutants from neighboring Poland contribute to air pollution.
Meteorologists advise people to refrain from increased physical exertion associated with increased breathing rates when outside during a smog situation.