A video clip shows the scene of the explosion in Tianjin. (Source: Chinanews.com)
(ECNS) - Wind from the west will carry pollutants from massive explosions at a warehouse in Tianjin city away towards the Bohai Sea, without affecting the neighboring capital city Beijing, a meteorologist said.[Special coverage]
Zhang Mingying, a senior engineer at Beijing Meteorological Service, said that Beijing residents have no need to worry about the air pollution from the blasts, which killed 17 and injured hundreds in Tianjin's Binhai New Area.
Based on the airflow and pollutant diffusion track, wind from the west and northwest over Beijing will blow the contaminants towards the Bohai Sea, Zhang said.
He added that rainfall is expected in Beijing on Thursday night, which will further reduce the possible air pollution from the disaster.
Zhang said that the air quality in Tianjin's urban area would not be greatly affected due to the location of the explosion site and wind direction.