There is no haze in PJ despite cloudy skies

PETALING JAYA: Despite looking like an overcast day here, there is no indication that there is haze.

A check on the air pollution level in the area showed that it is still within an acceptable threshold although the sky appears gloomy and cloudy.

According to the Department of Environment website, Petaling Jaya recorded Air Pollutant Index (API) levels of between 75 and 80 on Tuesday (March 23) morning.

This falls well within the “Moderate” category, which ranges from 51 to 100.

Shah Alam recorded API levels of between 60 and 66 in the morning, while Klang recorded levels of between 69 and 76.

As of 1pm on Tuesday, the air quality was classified as either “Good” or “Moderate”.

Earlier this month, there was poor air quality in several areas in the Klang Valley, with Petaling Jaya recording an API level of 133.

Cheras saw an API level of 111, with high API levels recorded in Johan Setia (188), Banting (167) and Rompin (133).

Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had attributed the haze to peatland and forest fires, with six investigation papers on the matter being reopened.

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