NEA to stop issuing daily haze forecasts
The National Environment Agency (NEA) will stop issuing the daily Haze Forecast and Health Advisory after today (18/10).
The NEA said this is because the haze situation is expected to improve with the start of the Inter-Monsoon period where more rains can be expected in the coming weeks.
The NEA said this signals the end of the dry season in Sumatra.
It added that the likelihood of transboundary haze affecting Singapore for the rest of the year will be low.
The NEA said air quality readings will still be available hourly from 7am to 11pm on the haze microsite and the NEA corporate website.
Air quality readings from 12am to 6am will be made available at 7am on the same day.
The NEA said it will continue to monitor the weather and haze situation in the region and update the public as necessary.
On his Facebook page, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said Singapore will continue to work with other ASEAN governments to operationalise the Haze Monitoring System.
Dr Balakrishnan said they are also drafting new legislation to make companies accountable for any transboundary haze that they may cause in the future.
He said details will be shared at a later date.
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