Low likelihood of transboundary haze hitting Singapore: NEA

Hazy conditions at Marina Bay, Singapore.

The likelihood of transboundary haze hitting Singapore is low so far as the prevailing wind is from the north-east, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in an advisory on Tuesday night. But Singapore may experience occasional slight haze due to accumulation of particulate matter under stable atmospheric conditions, it added.


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A total of 458 hotspots were detected in Sumatra today (Feb 11), a sharp increase from the 187 hotspots detected yesterday. 246 of the hotspots were in Riau province, where some smoke plumes were observed to be emanating from the hotspots there.

The prevailing winds are expected to remain northeasterly for these two weeks. Therefore, for the rest of this week, the likelihood of transboundary haze affecting Singapore remains low, although Singapore may experience occasional slight haze due to accumulation of particulate matter under stable atmospheric conditions.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. For updates, visit our NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg), the haze microsite (www.haze.gov.sg), or follow us on NEA Facebook (www.facebook.com/NEASingapore) and NEA Twitter (@NEAsg).