11 Sep '11, 9am

Singapore's PSI hits 55, highest level since June 2

Singapore's PSI hits 55, highest level since June 2

Singapore's 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading has hit its highest level since June 2 this year. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN By Leonard Lim Singapore's 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading has hit its highest level since June 2 this year. As of 4pm on Sunday, the PSI crossed into the moderate range, hitting 55. The PSI on June 2 was 56. Many parts of Singapore were blanketed, with golfers and cyclists having their Sunday routines disrupted. The National Environment Agency said the haze is likely due to a change in wind patterns. But in a media statement on Friday, it had said that south-eastern winds had kept smoke away from Singapore despite an increase in hot spot activities in Sumatra. The agency added then that the Republic could experience brief periods of slightly hazy conditions should fires in the region persist and if the winds blow from the sout...

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