Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It is Hot in Kuala Lumpur - Haze may return to region soon

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

3 comments:

  1. I really hate the time of the year when it's dry, hot and hazy. Rain, rain...please come back real soon.

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  2. Your temp is now showing 84F while I was typing. Lai Meng would be getting even more popular now with her Hakka advert asking the son to buy "York" *medicine* for her.

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  3. i've already seen the haze today.. hmmmm, it's May no wonder, and i remember in May ever year, there sure will be haze because of the burning forests in Indonesia.. why can't they just do something, it's like so predictable..

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