Weekend could be slightly hazy if winds shift, hotspots increase: NEA

Channel NewsAsia 2 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE: Singapore could see slightly hazy conditions at the weekend if hotspots increase in southern Sumatra and the winds become unfavourable, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Friday (Sep 2).

In a statement, NEA said that the prevailing light winds may shift to blow from the southwest or west over the weekend, and persist into next week. Dry weather conditions are also expected for southern Sumatra.

The agency said that a total of 13 hotspots were detected in Sumatra on Friday, mostly in southern Sumatra, and there was also no visible haze seen there.

NEA added that thundery showers are expected in Singapore the late morning and early afternoon on Saturday. The 1-hr PM2.5 concentration over the next 24 hours is expected to be in Band I (Normal). Overall, the PSI for the next 24 hours is forecast to be in the Moderate range.

- CNA/dt

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