Haze update: 'Very unhealthy' air expected on Friday

SINGAPORE - Singapore's air is likely to be "very unhealthy" today, according to the official forecast of the 24-hour PSI.


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NEA statement

The latest satellite image yesterday showed that dense smoke haze from Sumatra continue to be blown towards Singapore by the prevailing westerly winds.

The current dry weather conditions and the westerly winds are likely to persist today, with no significant change in the overall air quality in Singapore.

The 24-hour PSI today is expected to be in the "very unhealthy" band of 201 to 300.

Guidance for today

Healthy people

Avoid prolonged/strenuous outdoor physical exertion

Wear N95 mask if prolonged and strenuous outdoor activity is unavoidable

Elderly, pregnant women and children

Avoid all outdoor activity

Wear N95 mask if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable

People with chronic medical conditions especially lung or heart disease

Avoid all outdoor activity

Wear N95 mask if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable

Those who are not feeling well are advised to seek medical attention.

Employers are advised to provide suitable respirators to all employees carrying out outdoor work. They should also deploy susceptible employees to work indoors, preferably doing work which is not physically strenuous.

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