Indonesia: Haze blankets West Kalimantan

Severianus Endi The Jakarta Post 10 Aug 16;

Haze has reportedly affected Pontianak in West Kalimantan from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, with dozen of hot spots detected in several regencies in the province according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites.

General manager of Angkasa Pura II’s Supadio Airport in Pontianak, Bayuh Iswantoro, said the haze had yet to disrupt air traffic at the airport.

"The haze appeared at 6 a.m. with visibility up to 200 meters. Conditions returned to normal at 7 a.m. and therefore no delays were reported,” Bayuh told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Duty weather forecast officer at the Pontianak office of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BKMG), Mega Fitrihyawita, said the agency detected 17 hot spots in West Kalimantan, spreading to Sanggau (15 spots) and one each in Landak and Sambas regencies. (dmr)

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