X Close


Published: Tuesday June 25, 2013 MYT 3:01:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday July 10, 2013 MYT 11:27:42 AM

Haze: Rain helps to clear skies in south Johor

JOHOR BARU: A short downpour has helped to clear the skies in the southern part of the state with three areas previously badly hit by the haze recording moderate air quality levels Tuesday morning.

According to the Department of Environment website, the air quality in Kota Tinggi, Larkin Lama and Pasir Gudang has improved to moderate levels as of 7am Tuesday.

Only Muar remains at an unhealthy level of 165.

The clear skies were also welcomed by parents who have started sending their children to kindergartens and schools.

All the schools were ordered closed since Friday.

Lorry driver V. Anbalagan, 45, said that he hoped for more rain daily to help reduce the haze around his area in Masai.

“My children have been having breathing difficulties since the haze got worse last week,” he said.

Housewife Rokiah Ismail, 34, also hoped for more rain to help cool down her house as it was very difficult to sleep at night due to the heat.

“Nowadays it is so hot and I hope for regular showers to help cool things down,” she said.

Related Stories:
Haze: Penang air quality deteriorates to unhealthy
Haze: State of emergency lifted in Muar and Ledang, schools reopen 
Haze: DOE gives hourly update on air quality readings from today
Haze: Port Klang air quality getting more and more hazardous Tuesday
Haze: Harbour pilots take extra precautions
Haze: Birds wake later, dogs stay indoors
Haze: Show us proof Malaysian firms are involved, Indonesia urged
Haze heads north; air quality drops in Malacca, Selangor, NS, Perak, Penang
Haze: Ministry may postpone sports events

Tags / Keywords: Haze, Rain, South Johor


  1. Karpal Singh: Khairy tells Perkasa’s Zulkifli to ‘shut up’ over insensitive tweets
  2. Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident
  3. Karpal Singh: Lorry driver in crash tested positive for ganja
  4. Karpal wanted to travel at night to have time to prepare for case, says Gobind
  5. Police: Karpal died on the spot from impact of crash
  6. Karpal dies: Highly emotional family members arrive at Kampar hospital mortuary
  7. Najib joins other shocked Malaysians in paying Twitter tribute to Karpal Singh
  8. Karpal Singh dies in car accident
  9. Four more sea turtles found killed
  10. Johor man first person in Asia to succumb to MERS