Why no prior warning of haze?

The haze suddenly hit us again yesterday morning, after months of clear skies.

Why was the Meteorological Service Singapore unable to pick up signs of the impending haze and warn the public?

It appears that forecasts on the haze are available only after the haze hits. Why is prior warning not available the way weather forecasts are?

Prior warning would have allowed us to prepare better for the hazy skies and sharp burning smell yesterday.

Ajit Singh Nagpal

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2016, with the headline 'Why no prior warning of haze?'. Subscribe