Friday, August 12

Most parts of Sarawak still record unhealthy air quality

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KUCHING: The Air Pollutant Index (API) reading here has slightly improved at 193 as of 11am today compared to 195 recorded an hour before.

The API reading for Samarahan had also shown improvement with the API reading of 180 as of 11am compared to 182 as of 10am.

An API reading for good air quality is from zero to 50, 51 to 100 is moderate, 101 to 200 is unhealthy, 201 to 300 is very unhealthy and 300 and above is hazardous.

As of 11am, most divisions in the state recorded ‘unhealthy’ air quality readings except for Limbang and Kapit, which recorded moderate API readings of at 92 and 94 respectively.

The API reading for other divisions were: ILP Miri (129) , Miri (110), Samalaju (112), Bintulu (144), Mukah (121), Sibu (157), Sarikei (169) and Sri Aman (167).

Meanwhile, as of 8am today, there were a total of 1,088 hotspots in Kalimantan, 154 hot spots in Sumatera and 14 hot spots in Kuching which were detected in Marudi, Kapit, Julau and Belaga.