Rain forecast for next few days in Singapore, but haze expected to persist

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SINGAPORE — Rain brought respite from the hazy conditions in Singapore on Wednesday (25 September), and thundery showers are also expected for the next few days.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a media release that showers also fell over parts of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, bringing down the number of hotspots in the region from 246 on Sunday to 115 on Wednesday.

As of 7am on Thursday, the 24-hour Pollutants Standard Index (PSI) ranged between 57 to 67 islandwide, in the “Moderate” range. The one-hour PM2.5 concentration readings ranged from 17 to 24, in the “Normal” range.

The NEA said that, although recent showers have brought some improvement to the haze situation in the region, hotspot activities in Sumatra can be expected to persist.

As such, Singapore may still experience occasional slight haze over the next few days if the prevailing winds blow smoke from Sumatra towards Singapore.

For updates, visit the NEA website, the Meteorological Service Singapore website, the haze microsite, mobile apps (myEnv and Weather@SG) or follow NEA on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

For information on the distribution of hotspots detected over the past fortnight in the region, please refer to the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) website.

NEA Haze Advisory. INFO: National Environmental Agency
NEA Haze Advisory. INFO: National Environmental Agency

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