Expect haze-free skies this weekend

Clear skies at the eastern side of Singapore at 6pm on 29 Oct, 2015.
Clear skies at the eastern side of Singapore at 6pm on 29 Oct, 2015.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Air quality is expected to be in the good or moderate range on Sunday (Nov 1), the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in its haze update on Saturday.

Thundery showers are forecast in the afternoon, and visibility is expected to be in the normal range, NEA said.

The prevailing winds are forecast to be weak and blow from the east or southeast.

Sunday is expected to be the fifth straight day without haze in Singapore, after more than a month of hazy conditions.

The air quality was in the good to moderate range on Saturday morning, and the current conditions are expected to persist for the rest of the day.

At 6pm, the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index was 41 to 55, which is in the good (0-50) to moderate (51-100) range.

 

However, 20 hotspots were detected in Sumatra on Saturday, NEA said. Some haze was still observed over parts of southern Sumatra.

Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, everyone can continue with normal activities.

For more updates, visit the NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), the haze microsite (www.haze.gov.sg), the NEA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NEASingapore) and Twitter (@NEAsg), or download the myENV app.