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Haze situation update in Singapore
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
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SINGAPORE - The National Environment Agency (NEA) released an update on the haze situation in Singapore.

So far, PSI levels are in the moderate range.

The 24-hr PSI at 4pm was 96 (in the moderate range).

The 3-hr PSI at 6pm was 79 (in the moderate range).

The prevailing southwesterly to westerly winds are still bringing in smoke haze from the fires in Sumatra to Singapore.

Rain in the late morning and early afternoon today brought temporary relief but was not enough to mitigate the haze.

The latest satellite pass today detected 12 hotspots in southern Sumatra.

Due to cloud cover, only one hotspot was detected in the Riau province by the satellite.

For the weekend, no heavy rains are expected in Riau province.

As the prevailing winds are expected to remain southwesterly to westerly, hazy conditions are expected to persist in Singapore over the weekend.

The NEA advises persons who feel unwell are advised to consult their doctors, in view of the current haze situation.

Those with existing heart or respiratory ailments are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.

The general population is also advised to reduce vigorous outdoor activities.

Organisers of public events are advised to obtain the hourly PSI updates and the relevant health advisories from NEA.

NEA will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep the public updated.

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