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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Haze returns to Sarawak


KUCHING@22 SEPTEMBER 2015 --- The haze has returned to Sarawak, with Sri Aman town, about 160km from the state capital, breaching the unhealthy air quality index pre-dawn.

With an Air Pollution Index (API) reading of 112, Sri Aman had the worst haze in the country Tuesday morning.

It crossed into the unhealthy range at 4am. In Kuching, the API was 80, rising from just 44 a day earlier.

Sibu had an API of 73 while Miri was at 35. The blue skies that southern Sarawakians enjoyed beginning last Friday was short-lived. A change of wind direction Monday evening is believed to have brought the haze back.

The Singapore-based Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre is reporting "widespread smoke haze" across Kalimantan as the dry weather conditions prevailed.

In Sumatra, it added, shower activities in recent days has helped to reduce the extent of haze area.

Latest images from the satellite NOAA-18, which captures open burning larger than 10-sq-m, showed 475 hotspots on Borneo on Monday.

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Haze returns to Sarawak Reviewed by White Eastern on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Rating: 5 KUCHING@22 SEPTEMBER 2015 --- The haze has returned to Sarawak, with Sri Aman town, about 160km from the state capital, breaching the unh...