Although the pandemic is under control in Malaysia, However, there is an awful news for you. Haze is expected to arrive in August or September if open burning still continues!
According to Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia), the cross-border haze from central and east Kalimantan, Indonesia is not likely to hit Malaysia anytime soon.
Based on the monitoring by the Asean Specialized Meteorological Center (ASMC) on July 3, 2020 showed that 3 hotspots have been detected in Borneo and 12 hotspots in Sumatra, Indonesia.
“Based on the number and position of the point of heat and the direction of the wind, it shows that no cross-border haze is expected to happen in the near future”, mentioned in the statement.
Therefore, there is no need for us to worry about the haze from east and central Borneo will hit the country. Currently, the air quality across the country is in line with the Department of Environment’s Air Pollution Index (API), which shows good and simple categories.
However, there are possibilities for haze to hit in August or September if open fires still continues.
MetMalaysia will monitor this situation on a regular basis and will report from time to time if there is any significant events or latest updates.
People are advised to to drink enough water to prevent dehydration and to avoid open burning at all times.
You can get the latest information and updates on the weather through the MetMalaysia official website and social media site, myCuaca application and Department hotline number. Meanwhile, updates on the Air Pollution Index (API) is available at apims.doe.gov.my website, Department of Environment.
Keep yourself updated with the current information and take care everyone!
Info via: MetMalaysia