30 Sep '13, 7am

Slightly hazy conditions recorded over #Singapore as PSI rises

Slightly hazy conditions recorded over #Singapore as PSI rises

The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) on Monday afternoon climbed to a three-hour average of 47 at 2pm as people around Singapore complained of hazy conditions and a burning smell in the air. The three-hour average PSI at 1pm was 43, while that at noon was 39, indicating it was on the rise although still in the "good" range. The PSI is a measure of air quality. The National Environment Agency's advisory for Monday said that Singapore may experience slightly hazy conditions in the morning due to the accumulation of particulate matter under light wind conditions. On Sunday, satellite maps recorded 33 hot spots in Sumatra, but others could be obscured by cloud cover. On September 24 however, 281 hot spots were recorded there. Last week, Asean environment ministers at a meeting in Indonesia recommended that their leaders agree to a joint haze monitoring system and sharing of map...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story...

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