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Haze in Singapore

Post by abbby » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:24 am

One moment from indoors, it looks fine, no burnt smells, but the moment I am outdoors, tall buildings look very hazy. But PSI's below 100. What's going on?

Is it generally alright to go outdoors below 100 PSI? :cry:
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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 2:26 am

Annual burning of rain forest in Indonesia to make way for yet more palm oil plantations. Government says they will stop it but never do because of deep and endemic corruption at every level.

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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by x9200 » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 7:20 am

abbby wrote:
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:24 am
One moment from indoors, it looks fine, no burnt smells, but the moment I am outdoors, tall buildings look very hazy. But PSI's below 100. What's going on?

Is it generally alright to go outdoors below 100 PSI? :cry:
Buy your own air quality monitoring station. Plenty of them on Lazada and Aliexpress in the sub SGD100 range. They are reasonably reliable. Ensure it measures at least PM 2.5, preferably also PM 10 and TVOC.

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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by Max Headroom » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 8:29 am

The PSI readings are reactive, rather than proactive. They don't forecast haze conditions, but take averages of the past 24 hours, amongst other paramaters.

When the winds shift, the haze situation outside can change pretty abruptly, but the PSI will need some time to reflect this.

Basically, the PSI readings don't necessarily match the air quality at any given moment. They tend to lag a bit.

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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by abbby » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 9:23 am

Yes...seems like PSI readings are not that accurate in determining the haze level. Today forecast says unhealthy but looks good on my side..looks like I need to head to Lazada.
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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by bgd » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 5:11 pm

Hazy here, in the east.

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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by abbby » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 8:17 pm

bgd wrote:
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 5:11 pm
Hazy here, in the east.
Yes! Very hazy even at 50m ahead...Haze seems to come in on alternate days. ](*,)
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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Sep 2019 9:43 pm

Haze really bad at the moment where I live, but it's because of a Taoist Funeral Bonfire sending all the bamboo & paper assets to the deceased outside my window in the parking lot. :-(
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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by abbby » Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:27 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 9:43 pm
Haze really bad at the moment where I live, but it's because of a Taoist Funeral Bonfire sending all the bamboo & paper assets to the deceased outside my window in the parking lot. :-(
This is adding to the haze....omg..
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Re: Haze in Singapore

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Sep 2019 1:52 pm

Yeah, I reckon the deceased wasn't all that happy either. ;-)
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