HAZE SITUATION UPDATE (27 AUGUST)

Singapore, 27 August 2014 – Thundery showers affected Singapore in the predawn hours and early morning today. As at 6pm today, the 24-hr PSI is 54-57, in the Moderate range.

2         It was cloudy over northern and central Sumatra today. A total of 39 hotspots were detected, mostly in southern Sumatra. Slight smoke haze was visible in the vicinity of some of the hotspots.

3          For tomorrow, the prevailing winds are forecast to blow from the south or southwest. Thundery showers in the morning are expected for Singapore. The overall air quality for the next 24 hours is expected to be in the Moderate 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. Persons who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, should seek medical attention. Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, everyone can continue with normal activities.

5          For updates, visit our NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), the haze microsite (www.haze.gov.sg), or follow us on NEA Facebook (www.facebook.com/NEASingapore) and NEA Twitter (@NEAsg).

 

 

 

Forecast


PSI Updates
at 10pm on 27 Aug 2014

24-hr PSI: 53 - 57
3-hr PSI: 51

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Note: Air quality based on PSI is as follows:

PSI Value Air Quality Descriptor
0 - 50 Good
51 - 100 Moderate
101 - 200 Unhealthy
201 - 300 Very unhealthy
Above 300 Hazardous

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