PSI 65 at 10pm, to stay in "moderate" range tomorrow

PSI 65 at 10pm, to stay in "moderate" range tomorrow

SINGAPORE - The 3-hour PSI at 10pm today is 65. The PSI reading was 68 at 9pm.

Haze Forecast

Air quality has improved since Saturday afternoon, and this downward trend has been sustained till Monday morning.

The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) fell to a low of 47 at 7am on Monday before rising slowly to 65 as of 10pm today.

The National Environmental Agency (NEA) said that for the next few days, slightly hazy conditions can be expected as dry weather conditions and the prevailing southerly to southeasterly winds are likely to continue.

The 24-hour PSI for tomorrow is expected to continue to be in the "moderate" band of 51 to 100.

HEALTH ADVISORY

Healthy people

Avoid prolonged/strenuous outdoor physical exertion

Elderly, pregnant women and children

Minimise prolonged outdoor activity

People with chronic medical conditions especially lung or heart disease

Avoid all outdoor activity

Wear N95 mask if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable.

The use of N95 mask increases the effort in breathing and may cause discomfort, tiredness or headache. As some people with chronic lung disease, heart disease or stroke may already have reduced lung volumes or breathing issues, they should stop using a N95 mask if they feel uncomfortable. They should consult their doctor as to whether they can use the N95 mask.

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.

MOH has activated the hospitals to prepare for the anticipated increase in the number of cases of asthma, bronchitis and conjunctivitis.For more haze updates from AsiaOne, click here:

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