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Bonfire Night, Air Pollution Update - Monday 7th November 2011

News published: 08/11/2011

Over the weekend, two low pressure systems to the north-west and the south-east of the UK influenced weather in the north-west of Scotland and the south-east of England. A tongue of high pressure moving north-eastward brought fine and settled weather to the Midlands, stretching north-east across the UK. Although incoming air to the UK was from the Atlantic and hence relatively clean, the high pressure minimised dispersion, leading to the build-up of particulate matter generated by local Bonfire Night celebrations held on Saturday night.

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