Another Hazy Day Expected

The haze is expected to persist on Monday (19 Oct) as the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) moves upwards. This is due to winds blowing in smoke from Sumatra, where the Indonesian forest fires are still raging. 

In a statement released yesterday (18 Oct), the National Environment Agency (NEA) said that the air quality is forecasted to be in the low to mid-section of the unhealthy range if denser haze is blown in. 

However, Singaporeans may find some relief at the end of the month when the south-west monsoon season ends. The coming inter-monsoon period that follows should ease the haze situation as it brings more rain and light variable winds to Singapore and the region. 

Nonetheless, Singapore could still be affected by the haze, depending on the location and the extent of the fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, the direction of the prevailing winds and frequency of rain.

Source: Another hazy day expected as fires in Sumatra rage on (The Straits Times, 19 Oct 2015)
Haze persists on Monday as 24 hour psi moves upwards in the unhealthy range (The Straits Times, 19 Oct 2015)


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