KUCHING – The haze in Kuching, Samarahan and Sri Aman has deteriorated as of this morning.
The Environment Department in its website stated that the air pollutant index (API) reading for Samarahan as at 8 am rose to 163, compared to 130 at 8 pm last night.
The API for Kuching read 137 compared to 107 at 8 pm last night and Sri Aman recorded 142 compared to 111.
An API reading of between 0 and 50 is categorised as good, while 51 to 100 is moderate; 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy) and 300 and above (hazardous).
Seven other areas in Sarawak recorded moderate air quality level; in Sabah, only Sandakan recorded good air quality with an API reading of 46 while three other areas recorded moderate API readings.
The federal territory of Labuan recorded an API reading of 69 (moderate).