Haze with burning smell in parts of Singapore; NEA says hotspot detected in Johor

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Haze in Singapore in 2019.
Haze in Singapore in 2019. (FILE PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — Parts of Singapore experienced slightly hazy conditions with burning smell on Tuesday morning (2 March).

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a Facebook post that it detected a hotspot with smoke plume in Johor in late Monday afternoon. The smoke plume was blown by the prevailing northeasterly winds towards Singapore, before it dissipated in the evening.

NEA said that the prevailing winds over Singapore are expected to continue blowing from north to northeast for the next few days. It added that slightly hazy conditions with burning smell may still be expected over parts of Singapore on Tuesday.

The 1-hr PM2.5 concentration readings entered Band 2 (Elevated) between 6am and 7am in the east of Singapore this morning before returning to Band 1 (Normal) since 8am.

As at 11am, the 24-hr Pollutant Standards Index was 61-74, in the Moderate range.

NEA advised the public to use the personal guide below when deciding whether or not to go ahead with outdoor activities. They should refer to the 1-hr PM2.5 concentration readings available on www.haze.gov.sg, www.nea.gov.sg and myENV app.

INFOGRAPHIC: National Environment Agency
INFOGRAPHIC: National Environment Agency

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