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Haze Update

NEWS RELEASE NO: 40/2006

DATE OF ISSUE: 14 OCT 2006

There has been a deterioration in the smoke haze situation since 12 noon today with the prevailing southeasterly winds bringing in smoke haze from fires in Kalimantan to Singapore. The prevailing winds are expected to remain southeasterly for the rest of today and tomorrow.

The latest satellite picture detected 123 hotspots in Sumatra and 157 hotspots in Kalimantan with many areas obscured by smoke haze.

The 24-hr PSI at 4 pm was 72 and the 3-hr PSI at 4pm was 89. As the smoke haze situation is likely to deteriorate, the public is advised to refer to NEA's website (www.nea.gov.sg/psi) for the hourly updates of 3-hr PSI. The relevant health advisory depending on the severity of the haze situation will also be posted on NEA's website.

NEA will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep the public informed through its website and the  media.

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