HAZE is BACK & PSI Could Hit 100 Soon

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On Monday (Sep 9), the National Environment Agency (NEA) mentioned that Singapore could experience “slightly hazy conditions” due to the hotspots in Sumatra.

Haze in Singapore on 9 Sep 2019 // Credit: LIM YAOHUI (ST TIMES)

A total of 380 hotspots were detected in central and southern Sumatra, and the dry weather is expected to persist for the next few days. The haze has spread across the Strait of Malacca to some parts of Malaysia and Singapore.

A photo taken on Sept 7, 2019, showing the skyline of Kuala Lumpur obscured by haze.

Haze in Kuala Lumpur on 7 Sep 2019 // Credit: BERNAMA (ST TIMES)

The forecast says that prevailing winds are blowing from southeast or south, thus affecting Southern and Eastern Singapore the most, with 1-hour PSI readings 94 and 97 respectively.

The 1-hr PM2.5 concentration readings over the next 24 hours are expected to be in Band I (Normal) and Band II (Elevated). Overall, the PSI for the next 24 hours is forecast to be in the Moderate range.

“Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, everyone can continue with normal activities. Persons who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, should seek medical attention,” said NEA.

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