Chengdu Air

2014 update: for the time being, I have stopped taking daily photos of the Chengdu sky, as the pollution in Chengdu has normalized. For the first three months of the year the pollution was exceptionally high and I wanted to document that. If an event like that happens again in the future, I will continue doing this again.

2015 update: The Air Quality in China website has published a great guide on comparing actual pollution levels with the presence of haze which you can read here.

Sometimes I take photos of the Chengdu sky from my rooftop before leaving for my office. This page is for collecting those. All of these are taken at 8:30am and are between first and second ring road, looking north. You can check Chengdu’s air quality in real time here: Chengdu’s Air Quality Index (AQI). Archives: January 2013 | February 2013

Friday, March 22nd

Chengdu Air

Temperature: 19°   Pollution (US Consulate): 151  Time: 8:30am

Thursday, March 21st

Chengdu Air Temperature: 18°   Pollution (US Consulate): 164  Time: 8:30am

Wednesday, March 20th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 19°   Pollution (US Consulate): 157  Time: 8:30am

Tuesday, March 19th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 17°   Pollution (US Consulate): 176  Time: 8:30am

Monday, March 18th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 14°   Pollution (US Consulate): 166  Time: 8:30am

Friday, March 15th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 17°   Pollution (US Consulate): 192  Time: 8:30am

Thursday, March 14th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 15°   Pollution (US Consulate): 220  Time: 8:30am

Wednesday, March 13th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 11°   Pollution (US Consulate): 204  Time: 8:30am

Tuesday, March 12th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 9°   Pollution (US Consulate): 246  Time: 8:30am

Monday, March 11th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 12°   Pollution (US Consulate): 310  Time: 8:30am

Friday, March 8th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 8°   Pollution (US Consulate): 346  Time: 8:30am

Thursday, March 7th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 10°   Pollution (US Consulate): 240  Time: 8:30am

Wednesday, March 6th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 14°   Pollution (US Consulate): 209  Time: 8:30am

Tuesday, March 5th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 5°   Pollution (US Consulate): 180  Time: 8:30am

Monday, March 4th

Chengdu Air Temperature: 11°   Pollution (US Consulate): 181  Time: 8:30am

Friday, March 1st

Chengdu Air Temperature: 15°   Pollution (US Consulate): 165  Time: 8:30am