Haze is back in S'pore -- at least for the next few days

Posted on 3 March 2014 | 6,341 views | 5 comments
Haze is back in S'pore -- at least for the next few daysHaze in Kelang. -- PHOTO: SIN CHEW PUBLICATION

Singapore may have "occasional slight haze" for the next few days, especially in the mornings, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on yesterday night (Mar 2).

According to an NEA advisory, thick haze has been blanketing parts of the Riau province in Indonesia, reports The Straits Times.

The NEA said 70 hotspots were detected in Sumatra, but wind blowing from the north-east will keep the haze away from Singapore.

However, Singapore may still experience occasional slight haze due to accumulation of particulate matter under stable atmospheric conditions.

In Malaysia's Port Klang, air pollutant index readings on Sunday morning reached an unhealthy level of 121.

The three-hour PSI or pollutant standards index, a measure of air quality, in Singapore was 30 as at 9pm yesterday night.

A PSI of 0 to 50 remains in the "good" range, while that between 51 and 100 is "moderate".

The gallery shows photos of the haze crisis in various parts of Singapore last year.