Haze: Air quality to remain in moderate range on Sunday, thundery showers expected in afternoon

Plastic curtains called the haze vestibule drapped across the entrance of Bishan Junction 8 mall to minimise the haze from entering the mall.
Plastic curtains called the haze vestibule drapped across the entrance of Bishan Junction 8 mall to minimise the haze from entering the mall.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Expect air quality to remain in the moderate range on Sunday (Nov 8), the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in its haze update on Saturday (Nov 7).

Thundery showers are in the forecast for Sunday afternoon, the agency added, while visibility is expected to be in the normal range. Prevailing winds are set to be weak and variable in direction.

The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) has been in the moderate range throughout Saturday. Thundery showers were seen in Singapore in the afternoon, while rain over parts of Sumatra has helped to improve the haze situation there. Some haze was still observed over southern Sumatra.

The 24-hour reading was 53-70 at 5pm on Saturday. The three-hour PSI, which is not tied to any specific health advisory, was 60.

Given the forecast, people can continue with normal activities, the NEA said.

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 account (@NEAsg), or download the myENV app.