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Smoke from Sumatra causes slight haze in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Singapore experienced a slight haze from 10 am today due to smoke from fires in southern Sumatra, according to the National Environment Agency.

However, the air quality remained within the moderate range, it said.

At 5 pm, the 24-hour Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) was 30-38, and the 3-hour PSI was 46, it added.

The NEA said the smoke from fires in southern Sumatra was brought over by the southwesterly winds overnight.

The winds over Singapore had been light and variable since this morning, resulting in the accumulation of particulate matter in the atmosphere, it said.

The current slight hazy condition was expected to improve with the strengthening of winds and change in wind direction in the later part of the day, it added.

 

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