Haze hit hazardous levels in Kuala Baram, Miri


  • Nation
  • Monday, 12 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Kuala Baram in Sarawak is experiencing severe haze with the Air Pollutants Index (API) reading taken at SK Kuala Baram 2 at 11am on Monday (Aug 12) showing 317, according to Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS) data.

API readings between 0 and 50 is considered good, 51 to 100 moderate, 101 to 200 unhealthy, and 201 to 300 (very unhealthy).

A reading of 301 or above is considered hazardous.

The API readings for the area were 242 at 8am, 282 at 9am and 302 at 10am.

In Miri, it was 296 at 11am on Monday. The day before (Aug 11), it was 380 at 11am, peaking at 396 at 6pm before dropping to 301 at 8am.

In Sibu, the API reading at 11am on Monday (12 Aug) was 170 compared to 118 at 11pm the day before.

The API readings for Sri Aman were 107 at 4am on Monday and 102 at 11am.

More information on the haze situation can be obtained at the Department of Environment’s website http://apims.doe.gov.my/v2/ or downloading the smartphone application MyIPU at ‘Google Play’ where hourly API readings are available. – Bernama


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