KOTA KINABALU – The air pollutant index (API) reading for Beaufort as at 12pm today was 90, a slight improvement from 92 this morning.
A Sabah Environment Department air quality monitoring station spokesman when contacted by Bernama said, Kota Kinabalu also recorded lower API reading, that is 64 compared to 71 this morning.
However, he said Keningau recorded a slight increase in reading from 58 in the morning to 59 this afternoon.
The API readings for Beaufort, Kota Kinabalu and Keningau indicated moderate air quality.
Sandakan is still registering healthy air quality, even the district recorded an increase in API reading, namely from 20 this morning to 30 this afternoon.
An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy; and 300 and above, hazardous. – BERNAMA