The heat is on, at least in Kuala Lumpur. It's a hot 96 deg F as we speak. Take a look at the reading below..
The Star reported that Satellite images recorded 136 hotspots in Sumatra yesterday, indicating a cloud of haze that may affect neighbouring countries soon.
Here's an image from the daily showing lower visibility as a thick haze blanketing Petaling Jaya’s skyline at noon yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Air Pollutant Index (API) retrieved from the Department of Environment's website showed that the air quality in various locations of the country remained excellent.
As of 11am yesterday, 61% of Malaysia enjoyed good air quality while the rest of the country had moderate air quality.
The lowest API was recorded in Miri, Sarawak (19) and the highest at Shah Alam, Selangor (60).
An area's air quality reaches an unhealthy level when its API hits 101, a very unhealthy level at 201 and hazardous when it exceeds 301.
Source: The Star