Cloud seeding expected over Klang Valley, Sarawak Tuesday

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  • Monday, 14 Sep 2015

A file picture of a cloud-seeding operation in progress.

KUALA LUMPUR: Cloud seeding is expected to be carried out Tuesday over the Klang Valley and Sarawak, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

"However, this depends on the haze situation Monday afternoon, which may improve due to the changes in winds which are stronger," said National Weather Centre senior meteorological officer Dr Mohd Hisham Mohd Anip.

He stressed that the Department was ready to carry out cloud seeding operations to reduce the haze which has affected several areas in the country.

Meanwhile, according to the Department of Environment website Monday, Bakar Arang in Sungai Petani, Kedah, was the latest area which recorded an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 112 Monday afternoon.

The API reading in Banting, Selangor, remained the highest in the country at 171, followed by Port Klang (164), Shah Alam (149), Petaling Jaya and Kuala Selangor (145).

In Sarawak, Sri Aman recorded a reading of 138, Sarikei (122) and Samarahan (111).

An API reading of between 0 and 50 is considered safe, 51 to 100 moderate, 101 to 200 unhealthy, 201 to 300 very unhealthy and 300 and above as dangerous.

Members of the public can visit the Department's website for the latest API readings. - Bernama

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