MetMalaysia: Most places nationwide are still hazy

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  • Saturday, 18 Aug 2018

PETALING JAYA: Almost all cities and towns are still hazy, said Malaysian Meteorological Depart­ment (MetMalaysia) director-general Alui Bahari.

Up until Thursday, there were two hotspots recorded in Sabah and three in Sarawak.

Hotspots in Kalimantan, Indone­sia, numbered 170 and two in Sumatra, he said.

“The haze in the country is at a moderate level and it was not as bad as the one during El Nino back in 2015,” said Alui.

At 5pm yesterday, there are three locations in Kedah, Perlis and Sabah which recorded Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of below 50.

Another 61 areas had API readings of below 100, including Serem­ban (80), Alor Gajah (74) and Alor Setar (55).

Johan Setia in Klang, Selangor, recorded the highest API with 119, which is in the unhealthy category.

A reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 moderate, 101-200 unhealthy, 201-300 very unhealthy, and above 300 is considered hazar­dous.

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