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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:22 pm

Visibility from One Raffles Quay building is barely 500 meters now. I cannot see a single ship in the sea!

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 3:42 pm

Sergei82 wrote: Drop a nuke on those neanderthals!!! At least a small one...
Hah yeah cuz that won't cause any (literal) fallout over here...

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 3:44 pm

JR8 wrote:Apparently the NEA have something of a history of never reporting inconvenient bad weather/conditions (just like how it never goes over 35c here, a level that requires evacuations and similar).
We should ask the US Consulate to do it. They do it in China. The difference between the two government's numbers for Beijing is always humorous.

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Post by bgd » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 3:54 pm

From one of the rags...

" According to the NEA website, PSI readings of 50 and below denote “goodâ€Â

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Post by BedokAmerican » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 4:12 pm

PSI is up to 105 as of 3 p.m. Unhealthy range. :cry:

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 4:28 pm

111 on the 3 hour reading at 4pm. Unhealthy.
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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 4:39 pm

And how prohibition of burning forests cannot be enforced? Can't quickly imprison somebody (if farmers escape, then local officials who overlooked) and extinguish this shit? Or nobody cares in Indonesia?

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Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 4:52 pm

The NEA reading is the average of the last 3 hours, so as to even out spikes. This is why it seems to be lagging behind the situation the way it appears from our window.

I.e. visibility is way better now, here at the East Coast, than earlier today, yet the 4pm NEA reading is 111 because it includes the high readings from 2pm and 3pm, when the East Coast was a total blue-out.

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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 5:08 pm

CBD - still all covered with smoke!

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Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 6:02 pm

Yeah, fogging up again here too. Gee whiz, and we're only in June.

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Post by uscate » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 6:28 pm

How long will this smoke/smog last?? Does this burning go on for the entire summer?? I'm in the CBD and have the docks directly below me and can barely see the boats....could barely stand being outside today, and the inside of my apartment smells like smoke - this is really horrible!! :(

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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 6:34 pm

Just came back from an interview at one of the MBFC towers, smog is pretty bad there.

Tampines, Changi area still good.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 8:01 pm

It's not how long the burning lasts, but how long the prevailing winds send it our way.

http://www.weather.gov.sg/wip/web/ASMC/Regional_Weather
The climate of the ASEAN region is mainly tropical with hot and humid conditions all year round and a lot of rainfall. The climate is influenced by maritime wind systems which originate in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. Two main monsoon seasons predominate in the region - the Northeast Monsoon occurs from December to March and the Southwest Monsoon occurs from June to September. The seasons are separated by two relatively shorter Inter-Monsoon periods.

The Northeast Monsoon is characterised by a dry season in the northern ASEAN region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, northern Philippines, northern Thailand, and Vietnam) and a rainy season in the southern ASEAN region (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Philippines, Singapore, southern Thailand). The converse applies for the Southwest Monsoon i.e. a wet season prevails in the northern ASEAN region and a dry season in the southern ASEAN region. During the Inter-Monsoon season, diurnal-type weather conditions characterised by afternoon and evening showers with light variable winds along the tropical belt predominate across the ASEAN region.

During the traditional dry season, fires from land clearing and traditional slash-and-burn activities are prevalent in the region. The situation is exacerbated when the dry season is enhanced due to disruptions in the normal monsoon cycle. These disruptions are caused by a combination of factors such as the El Niño. In 1992, 1995, 1997 and 2006, prolonged dry periods brought on by the El Niño created a catastrophe when the fires got out of control, consequently wreaking havoc on the environment and economy of affected countries.
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Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 8:13 pm

Looks like we're gonna get it right in the kisser tomorrow.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 8:18 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:PSI is up to 105 as of 3 p.m. Unhealthy range. :cry:
Wait til old people start dropping dead (as they were doing in the mid 90s) then it might get a bit more attention from the gubment...

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