The Mayor of London warned Londoners that there is a possibility of elevated pollution levels on Sunday. This is due to the cold, still, and foggy conditions in London resulting in poor dispersion of vehicle emissions.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, ”Toxic air is extremely dangerous for Londoners – and I’m doing everything in my power to tackle it.
“On Sunday, alongside the extreme cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing, we are also expecting moderate to high levels of air pollution.
“Following the latest forecast from Imperial College London, I am issuing a “moderate” air pollution alert. This shows once again why it’s so vital that we expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide to reduce toxic air pollution in our city.
“We all need to be careful over the next few days. I’m urging Londoners to look after each other by choosing to walk, cycle or take public transport, avoiding unnecessary car journeys, stopping engine idling and not burning wood or garden waste, all of which contributes to high levels of pollution.
“This is particularly important in order to protect those who are more vulnerable to high pollution.”