Barcelona smog alert: travellers asked to take public transport

Smog over a factory in Barcelona.

Smog over a factory in Barcelona. Image by Rudoni Productions / CC BY-SA 2.0

A smog alert has been issued for Barcelona over the weekend. Residents and visitors have been asked to use public transport wherever possible and to reduce speeds when driving. The rise in pollution levels is a result of a strong anticyclone that is currently preventing nitrogen oxide particles from being dispersed in the atmosphere. Air quality will be retested on Monday. Read more:

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