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Hot, dry weather to last until September - Palanivel

The hot and dry weather, which hit the country since May following the south-west monsoon, is expected to last until September, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.

Unhealthy air quality in Port Klang

The air quality in Port Klang was at an unhealthy level at noon today, raising to two the number of places with such air quality.

Haze forces closure of 15 schools in Manjung district

The Manjung coastal district in Perak was enveloped in haze at a 'very unhealthy' level at 1 pm today, forcing the cancellation of the afternoon session of 15 schools there.

Moderate API in 5 areas as at 8am

Five areas recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as of 8am today.

Hot and dry weather not due to El Nino: NARC

The hot and dry weather that the country is experiencing now is not due to the El Nino phenomenon, according to the National Antarctica Research Centre (NARC) director, Prof Datuk Dr Azizan Abu Samah.

Sumatra hot spots down to 86: Palanivel

The number of hot spots detected via satellite NOAA-18 in Sumatra, Indonesia fell to 86 sites yesterday compared to 143 on Tuesday.

Haze: Malaysia calls for immediate action from Indonesia

Malaysia has called for immediate action by Indonesia to extinguish and prevent further land and forest fires in Central Sumatra, Indonesia, that were responsible for the cross border haze.

8 areas record unhealthy API readings as at 7am

Eight areas recorded unhealthy air pollution index (API) readings as at 7 am today, compared to five areas yesterday.

Dry weather, cloudless skies hinder cloud seeding

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Cloud seeding to reduce the haze in the country, particularly around the federal capital, cannot be conducted at present due to the dry weather and cloudless skies.

Meteorological Department (Weather and Climate) deputy director general Alui Bahari said even though the haze was getting worse, cloud seeding could only be conducted if there were suitable clouds to be used.


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