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Slightly hazy mornings over next few days: NEA

Published on Aug 21, 2013 6:48 AM
 
The haze was clearly visible at 2pm yesterday in the area between Mount Faber and Sentosa, with ships shrouded in the background. The PSI reading of 56 was the highest since a June 30 reading of 71, but relatively low compared with levels on June 21, when the reading peaked at a “hazardous” 401. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

The hazy skies that affected Singapore yesterday morning are expected to persist over the next few mornings, as southerly winds blow smoke here from forest fires in Indonesia.

The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading hit 56 at 2pm, the highest since the June 30 reading of 71. A PSI reading of zero to 50 is "good", while a reading above 50 up to 100 is "moderate". Anything above 100 is considered "unhealthy".

The latest spike is still relatively low compared with levels on June 21, when the reading peaked at 401 in the "hazardous" range.

But there was a buzz online yesterday as people posted photos on social media and voiced worries that the pollution was back.

 
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