Brunei haze conditions continue to plague the country as the dry and hot weather persist


Hazy conditions along roads in Brunei. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The haze conditions caused by bush and forest fires nationwide continue to plague the country as the dry and hot weather persist.

The latest pollutant standard index (PSI) reading at 4pm yesterday released by the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation under the Ministry of Development shows that only Belait District is in the moderate level with a reading of 59.

A reading of over 101 is considered at unhealthy level.

The other districts show good level – Brunei-Muara District with a reading of 45, Tutong District with a reading of 39 and Temburong District at 29.

The afternoon PSI readings was an improvement from the morning on the same day which saw Brunei-Muara and Tutong districts also in the moderate level. According to the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, Excessive Hot Weather (EHW) was observed at several locations including Kampong Anggerek Desa, Kampong Benutan, Kampong Lakiun and Kampong Batang Suri.

The public is advised to take safety and precautionary measures and follow guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health with regard to the hot weather condition.

Several areas in the Belait District experienced low visibility due to localised hazy conditions, caused by bush and forest fires that continue to affect the Sultanate.

Meanwhile, other heavily affected areas include Sungai Bera and Anduki, seen from nearby Lumut Bypass Highway.

The hazy conditions prompted the closure of the highway, causing commuters to reroute by using the old Lumut-Anduki Road.

Meanwhile, the hazy condition was also observed at the nearby Pekan Seria, though not severe. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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