30 Mar '16, 9pm

Air quality worsens as haze wafts in

Air quality worsens as haze wafts in

After months of clear skies and fresh air, air quality in Singapore deteriorated over the past two days, with a strong burning smell hanging over many areas. Although the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index, a measure of air quality here, continued to hover in the moderate range, it reached a high of 84 in northern Singapore at 8pm yesterday. This is the highest 24-hour PSI reading registered this year. haze1.jpg Related Story Hunters add to haze problem in Indochina The culprit this time may not be Sumatra in Indonesia, where most of the haze-causing fires that affected Singapore in September and October last year were located. This time, the pollution is likely to have come from Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo or even Singapore's own backyard, experts say. Winds blowing from the north-east and east could be carrying the haze to Singapore. Local vegetation fires reported on Tue...

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