Hazy conditions expected in next two weeks: NEA

IT'S coming to that time of the year again: Hazy conditions could arrive in the next two weeks, with winds from the south expected to blow smoke from Sumatra towards Singapore. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in an air quality update that hot spots with slight to moderate smoke haze had been detected in the central and southern parts of Sumatra. The months from June to September are the dry season for that region, when farmers and logging companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan take to razing the land. An NEA spokesman noted that over the past few days, dry weather conditions in the southern and central parts of Sumatra had led to an increase in hot spot activities there. But so far, south-eastern winds had kept the smoke away from Singapore. He added, however, that weather conditions may change over the next few days, with winds coming from the south. 'This could b...

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