Saturday, April 20, 2013

Haze in Singapore due to fires in Sumatra

Parts of Singapore were hazy on Friday, even though the latest PSI reading, at 4pm, was in the "good" range of between 28 and 43.

Since 1pm, the sky has been hazy and members of the public have given feedback on a burning smell across many parts of Singapore.

"The haziness and burning smell are from the fires in Sumatra, brought over by prevailing winds blowing from the southwest or west," said the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Since 17 April, satellite images have shown smoke plumes originating from hotspots in Riau province being blown towards Singapore by the prevailing winds, it added.

The NEA said the winds are forecast to occasionally blow from the southwest or west for the next few days. During this period, hazy conditions are expected occasionally.-Channel News Asia (April 20, 2013)

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