2015年9月22日星期二

Haze expected late this evening

Haze expected late this evening

The air quality nationwide which was reported to be improving since this morning, is expected to see the return of the haze late this evening.

A spokesman for the Malaysian Meteorological Department, Dr Hisham Mohd Anip said a tropical cyclone wind currently taking shape in the eastern Philippines would push the wind carrying the haze from Indonesia to Malaysia.

"If this happens, the wind changes that usually occur gradually, are expected to bring back the haze late this evening.

"For sure, starting tomorrow the air quality will begin to be affected," he told Bernama today.

"He said the haze was expected to linger for the next seven to 10 days, while the level of the Air Pollutant Index (API) was also dependent on the speed of the cyclonic winds, as well as rate of forest burning activities in Indonesia.

According to the Department of Environment (DOE) portal, 14 areas recorded healthy API readings as at 1pm, with Sandakan recording a reading of 22, Industrial Training Institute Miri (24), Limbang and Tanjung Malim (28) and Kapit (31).

The other areas are Keningau (33), Kota Kinabalu (39), Miri and Kuala Selangor (42), Jerantut and Perai (45), Kangar (49), Muar (47), and Bintulu (50). Meanwhile, 32 areas registered moderate API readings with Banting recording the highest moderate reading at 80.

No region recorded unhealthy API readings. API readings of 0-50 is categorised as good, 51-100 (moderate), 101-200 (unhealthy), 201-300 (very unhealthy) and 301 and above (hazardous).

The public can visit the website at http://apims.doe.gov.my/v2/ to obtain the current API readings.

~News courtesy of Bernama~

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