SINGAPORE: On Tuesday, Oct 24, NEA announced that they will discontinue the daily haze advisory due to improved conditions and a low likelihood of transboundary haze affecting Singapore for the remainder of 2023. This decision follows an update from the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) that lowered the haze alert level from Level 2 to Level 1 for the southern Southeast Asia region.

Over the past week, Singapore and the surrounding region have experienced showers, while hotspot counts over Sumatra have remained low and stable. This has resulted in no significant transboundary haze affecting Singapore in recent times.

The region’s weather outlook for the coming weeks also looks promising as Singapore transitions into the inter-monsoon season from the end of October. This transition is expected to bring increased rainfall, accompanied by light and variable winds throughout November and December. Consequently, the likelihood of transboundary haze affecting Singapore is minimal for the rest of the year.

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On their Facebook page, NEA shared, “We expect more rainfall to the region with light and variable winds in Nov and Dec.”

As NEA stated, “With the improved conditions and low risk of haze, the National Environment Agency will cease the daily haze advisory from today. We will, however, continue to closely monitor the situation and will resume daily advisories if necessary.”
NEA emphasized the importance of staying informed through their various platforms. Singaporeans can find updates and information through various NEA platforms, including the haze microsite, NEA website, MSS website, mobile app myENV, and NEA’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter(@NEAsg). Information on the distribution of hotspots detected over the past fortnight in the region can be found on the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) website.