On Wednesday, December 11, hazardous air quality levels were recorded in Lahore (Punjab province), with an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 375 at 15:00 (local time). According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain and strong winds are forecast, which will improve air quality by Saturday, December 14.
An AQI reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 moderate, and 101-200+ unhealthy.
Individuals present in Lahore are advised to monitor the situation, limit outdoor activities until the situation normalizes, and wear N95 rated masks as a protection. Children and those with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise increased caution. Individuals are advised to seek medical attention if experiencing breathing difficulties or other health concerns.