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HAZE SITUATION UPDATE (13 OCTOBER 2015)
Singapore, 13 October 2015 – There was a slight deterioration in the haze and visibility conditions today due to haze from our surrounding region being blown in by the weak prevailing winds. For the rest of today, the prevailing winds are forecast to blow from the east or southeast, and the current conditions are expected to persist. As at 6pm today, the 24-hr PSI was 116-139, in the Unhealthy range, and the 1-hr PM2.5 was 52-67µg/m3.
2 The total number of hotspots detected in Sumatra today was 62. Moderate to dense haze continues to persist in southern and central Sumatra. Some haze from Sumatra has spread to the sea areas southwest of Singapore.
3 For tomorrow, the prevailing winds are forecast to remain weak and blow from the east or southeast. Slightly hazy conditions can be expected. Visibility could be reduced, particularly in the early morning, if PM2.5 concentration levels are elevated. Thundery showers are expected for Singapore in the late morning and early afternoon. The 24-hour PSI for the next 24 hours is expected to be in the low to mid sections of the Unhealthy range.
4 The health impact of haze is dependent on one’s health status, the PSI level, and the length and intensity of outdoor activity. Reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion can help limit the ill effects from haze exposure. Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, healthy persons should reduce prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion. The elderly, pregnant women and children should minimise prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion, while those with chronic lung or heart disease should avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion. Persons who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, should seek medical attention.
5 For updates, visit our NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), the haze microsite (www.haze.gov.sg), follow us on NEA Facebook (www.facebook.com/NEASingapore) and NEA Twitter (@NEAsg), or download the myENV app.
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