Low chance of haze in next few days: NEA

Channel NewsAsia 6 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE: The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) for the next 24 hours is forecast to stay in the Moderate range, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Tuesday (Sep 6).

As of 6pm, the 24-hour PSI was 52-58, in the Moderate range, and the 1-hour PM2.5 concentration reading fell within the Normal range across Singapore. No hotspots were detected in Sumatra on Tuesday as well, due to a partial satellite pass and cloud cover, NEA said.

NEA said thundery showers are expected in Singapore on Wednesday morning, adding that prevailing winds are forecast to blow from the south or southwest. The 1-hour PM2.5 concentration reading is expected to stay in the Normal band.

NEA added that given the air quality forecast for the next day, everyone can continue with normal activities, while those who do not feel well - especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lunch conditions - should seek medical attention.

"For the next few days, the prevailing winds are forecast to gradually shift to blow from the south or southeast. Showers are still expected over parts of central and southern Sumatra. The likelihood of Singapore being affected by transboundary haze is low," NEA said.

- CNA/dl

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