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Air quality for Monday expected to be in "moderate" range
By: YourHealth, AsiaOne
SINGAPORE - The 24-hr PSI for the next 24 hours is expected to be in the 51-100 band, but the 24-hr PM2.5 level is expected to remain slightly elevated.
Therefore, the health advisory for this period corresponds to the PSI 101-200 band in the MOH Health Advisory for the General Public and Workers.
As at 4pm yesterday, the 24-hr PSI is 57-62 and the 24-hr PM2.5 was 46-61µg/m3.
The showers yesterday morning helped to improve the air quality over Singapore. The prevailing southwesterly winds are expected to persist for the next few days.
For Monday, slightly hazy conditions can still be expected. Thundery showers are forecast in the late morning and early afternoon.
The 24-hr PSI for the next 24 hours is expected to be in the 51-100 band, but the 24-hr PM2.5 level is expected to remain slightly elevated.
Health Advisory (Jun 30, 2013, 6pm - Jul 1, 2013, 6pm)
Based on the 24-hr PSI and 24-hr PM2.5 forecast, the health advisory for this period corresponds to the PSI 101-200 band in the MOH Health Advisory for the General Public and Workers:
Healthy persons: Minimise prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion
Elderly, pregnant women, children: Minimise prolonged outdoor activity
Persons with chronic lung disease, heart disease, or stroke: Avoid all outdoor activity. If outdoor activity is unavoidable, wear an N95 mask.