Air quality in 'unhealthy range' in eastern Singapore

Haze in eastern Singapore. (PHOTO: Courtesy of Rudi Osman)

SINGAPORE — Air quality in the eastern part of Singapore entered the “unhealthy” range at 10am on Wednesday (13 November).

The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) of the region was 101, which falls in the 101-200 “unhealthy” range. The readings for the North, West, Central and South areas were 89, 84, 86 and 98 respectively, in the “moderate” range.

According to the National Environment Agency (NEA) haze microsite, this is the first time since 24 September that the air quality has re-entered the “unhealthy” range in Singapore.

The public are advised to reduce prolonged or strenuous outdoor activities when the air quality enters the “unhealthy” range.

The 1-hr PM2.5 readings in Singapore were in Band II (Elevated) in the South (66 µg/m3) and East (57 µg/m3), and in Band I (Normal) in the North, West and Central regions, ranging from 36 to 46 µg/m3 as of 10am on Wednesday.

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