Hazy conditions to persist on Wednesday: NEA

Cable cars moving towards the island resort of Sentosa are shrouded by haze in Singapore September 29, 2015.
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SINGAPORE - Hazy conditions are to be expected to persist on Wednesday, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA), as prevailing winds are forecast to continue blowing from the southeast.

As of 7pm on Tuesday, the 24-hr PSI was 162-203, in the Unhealthy (101-200) to Very Unhealthy (201-300) range.

The 24-hr PSI for the next 24 hours is expected to be in the high-end of the Unhealthy range and the low-end of the Very Unhealthy range, according to the NEA.

A total of 49 hotspots were detected in Sumatra today, said the agency, with the low hotspot count attributed to cloud cover over parts of the island. Moderate to dense haze continued to be observed in Sumatra.

Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, NEA advises healthy persons to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion.

The elderly, pregnant women and children should minimise outdoor activity, while those with chronic lung or heart disease should avoid outdoor activity. Persons who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, should seek medical attention.

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