The new year’s eve celebration with rockets and firecrackers have led in Germany to less polluted air than in previous years. This depends on the weather situation in the new year night together, as Ute Takes from the Federal environment Agency (UBA) on Wednesday in Dessau-Roßlau said. Therefore, the fine dust burden appears to be lower. The nation’s highest concentration of people in Berlin had to Friedrichshain to cope with: There for an hour were measured after midnight, 853 micrograms per cubic meter. Behind the Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg, 805 micrograms per cubic meter) and the Saxon Leipzig (781 micrograms per cubic meter).

in other large cities such as Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne or Darmstadt high concentrations had been measured. “It is of little surprise: There where many people come together and celebrate, there are particularly high levels of air pollution”, it said.

the values to fail this year, less than 2017/2018, according to the UBA, but not the fact that the Germans had less geböllert. The office estimates that as much of the fine dust created by fireworks as in previous years. But the weather have shown to be effective. “In many places, blew a strong Wind, and it rained,” said Take. “The thinned out and washes out.” Three hours after midnight, the values had fallen to almost anywhere in the normal range.

Because they were until then, however, many times it was exceeded at 18 of Germany’s more than 300 measuring stations already on new year’s day 2019, the permissible daily mean value of 50 micrograms per cubic meter. 5 more than 1. January 2018.