Low chance of haze for next few days: NEA

The National Environment Agency has said that no haze is expected over the next few days.
The National Environment Agency has said that no haze is expected over the next few days. ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI

SINGAPORE - No haze is expected over the next few days, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).

"The likelihood of Singapore being affected by transboundary haze is low," NEA said on Monday (Sept 5) evening in its forecast.

For the next few days, the prevailing winds are predicted to blow from the south-west or south. Showers are forecast over parts of Sumatra and the surrounding region.

For Tuesday, the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) is expected to be in the moderate range, and the one-hour PM2.5 concentration will be normal.

Thundery showers are also expected in the late morning and early afternoon on Tuesday.

Given the air quality forecast, everyone can continue with normal activities.

One hot spot was detected in Sumatra on Monday, and there was no visible smoke plume or haze observed, NEA said.

There were showers over many parts of Sumatra. However, the low hot spot count was due to a partial satellite pass and cloud cover.