Not much improvement in Penang either

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  • Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015

Poor visibility: The haze situation in Penang. — ZHAFARAN NASIB / The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Penang is still shrouded by haze with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at three monitoring stations here recording a moderate level.

As at 4pm yesterday, the Department of Environment’s monitoring stations in Seberang Jaya 2, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Prai recorded API levels were at 79, 72 and 68 respectively.

Visibility in Bayan Lepas was 4km as at 5pm.

According to the Meteorological Department’s website, there was a forecast of isolated rain and thunderstorms until next week.

An API reading of between 0 and 50 is considered good, 51 to 100 (moderate), 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy), and 301 and above (hazardous).

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