Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Worst Haze in Singapore's history!

Singapore was covered by a thick blanket of haze on 17 June 2013. The smoke haze from the fires in Sumatra was brought over by prevailing winds blowing from the southwest or west, and has affected Singapore since 13 June 2013. The PSI reading hit 155 at 10pm on 17 June 2013 and a record breaking 321 at 10pm on 19 June, the highest level ever, breaking the record set in September 1997 when the index reached 226

I shot the video above from a high rise building in the Redhill area. It shows how bad the haze really was. Distant buildings can no longer be seen. Everything is so grey and hazy. And you can barely spot the train coming out of the MRT station.

The PSI yesterday reached unhealthy levels so it was time for... Mask On!

UPDATE: The haze hit a record breaking 401 PSI at 12pm on 21 June, the highest level ever!

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