Expect the haze only in August or September, says Met

Haze is not on the horizon, but more open burning might bring it back, says the Meteorological Department. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Cross-border haze from east and central Kalimantan, Indonesia, is not expected to affect Malaysia soon, according to the Meteorological Department.

The department said the Asean specialised meteorological centre’s monitoring yesterday showed three hotspots in Kalimantan and 12 in Sumatra.

“Based on the number and position of hotspots, as well as the wind direction, there would be no cross-border air pollution in the near future.

Air quality remained at normal levels.

However, cross-border haze could still set in by August or September if open burning is not brought under control in Indonesia, the department said.

The latest weather information can be obtained via MetMalaysia’s official website and its application, myCuaca while information on API is available at www.apims.doe.gov.my.

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