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Blue skies in Beijing to greet two sessions

By Zheng Jinran | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-03-02 11:52

Beijing will see blue skies for the majority of days during the two sessions, with the capital enjoying good air quality.

Temperatures will be slightly lower this weekend as the two sessions open, the national meteorological authority said on Wednesday.

The session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will begin on Friday in Beijing, while that of the National People's Congress will open on Sunday. The sessions will end in mid-March.

A cold front will bring strong winds and lower temperatures to the capital this weekend, said Zhang Zuqiang, spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration.

He said another cold front is forecast to arrive on March 14.

The weather conditions will help disperse pollutants until March 12, when visibility will be lowered in Beijing, Zhang said. The meteorological authority did not release an air pollution forecast, but it provided information on visibility and weather conditions that can disperse pollutants.

An air quality forecast issued on Wednesday by the China National Environmental Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection said that between March 9 and 11, the capital could experience light pollution.

Before that date, the capital will see blue skies, according to the forecast.