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PSI hits moderate range as haze hangs over Singapore on Sunday evening

Published on Mar 9, 2014 6:21 PM
 
Haze pictured from Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, on March 7, 2014. The haze has returned to Singapore after a day of relatively clear skies, as air quality broke into the "moderate" range on Sunday, March 9, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The haze has returned to Singapore after a day of relatively clear skies, as air quality broke into the "moderate" range on Sunday evening.

As of 6pm, the Pollutant Standards Index's (PSI) three-hour reading stood at 54, up from the 24 it registered at 9am.

According to the National Environment Agency's (NEA) website, all persons - regardless of age or health conditions - can continue to take part in normal activities during good and moderate PSI levels.

In a haze situation update on March 8, the NEA said that the haze could be due to the prevailing northeasterly winds bringing in the smoke from hotspots north of Singapore. A total of 14 hotspots were detected in peninsular Malaysia and 129 in Sumatra then.

 
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