Saturday, September 13, 2014

Haze is back in Kuala Lumpur - September

Malaysia will celebrate Malaysia Day this year in three days time, i.e., on September 16. September is also a month where something else gets the attention of everyone. It is the haze, something less desirable unfortunately that affects the country this time of the year.

The KL skyline was as in the image below yesterday. It may look bad but we are at moderate API readings so nothing to worry about.

The Star reported yesterday that:

According to a Jakarta Post report, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite detected 225 hotspots across Sumatra on Thursday.

This was an increase of 49 hotspots from the day before, which seemed to be present on the island's Riau, North Sumatra, Jambi and South Sumatra provinces.

Meanwhile, most Malaysian cities on the Peninsular's West Coast appeared to show a mixture of moderate and good air quality readings.

According to the Department of Environment website, the most unhealthy readings in the country yesterday were recorded in Malacca at Bukit Rambai. It had an Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 72. Meanwhile, most areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur had moderate API readings of between 51 and 60.

Image source: The Star


  1. I can't see clearly now the haze is back...♫.. Bananaz got slight head ache blame it on the haze?