Southern S’wak air quality slightly better


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

KUCHING: The air quality in southern Sarawak has improved slightly, but elsewhere in the state, the haze has worsened.

At 2pm yesterday, the air pollutant index (API) for Kuching dropped to 98, the first time it has been below the 101 unhealthy level since last Thursday.

Visibility in the state capital increased to 1km from 600m the day before.

Nearby, in Samarahan, the API reading went down to 102 at 4pm, from a high of 179 last Friday. In Sri Aman, the API increased to 138 yesterday, up from 100 on Sunday.

Miri and Limbang had moderate API readings of 85 and 64 respectively.

Most other air quality monitoring stations in the state reported unhealthy levels.

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