Burning Smell Will Subside In Next Few Weeks
Many Singaporeans have been experiencing a burning smell over the past 2 months.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) provided an update on Thursday (28 Mar), following feedback from the public on the ‘hazy’ smell.
The agency said that hotspots in Johor were a cause of the smoky stench, but assured Singaporeans that forecasted showers in early April will reduce the smell in the coming weeks.
Burning smell coming from Johor
According to NEA, the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon that we are currently experiencing has brought about scorching dry weather conditions in neighbouring Johor.
NEA has occasionally spotted hotspots with smoke plumes in southern Johor, which the agency has identified as a reason for the sporadic burning smell in various parts of Singapore over the past 2 months.
Rain will reduce stench in April
Forecasted inter-monsoon conditions in early April will bring about increased rainfall in the region.
This will cause the burning smell to be lessened in the next 1 to 2 weeks.
Note to public
As of Friday (29 Mar) morning, the Pollutant Standards Index reading is 55, which falls in the moderate range.
Members of the public can continue with their daily activities as per normal with the current air quality levels.
NEA is closely monitoring the air quality and will provide updates should there be any drastic changes.
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