Better air for Miri as six-hour downpour clears haze

Heavy rain has resulted in clear skies and improved air quality in Miri.

MIRI: Torrential rain from midnight until 6am yesterday has cleared the haze here, resulting in an improvement in the air quality.

As of 6pm yesterday, the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at the Miri and SK Kuala Baram 2 monitoring stations were 69 and 73 respectively, indicating moderate air quality.

This was in contrast to readings of above 100 recorded at both stations over the past week.

Another monitoring station at Miri Industrial Training Institute still registered unhealthy air quality with a reading of 105 as of 6pm yesterday.

This, however, was an improvement as the station had recorded a reading of 151 at 6am.

An API reading of zero to 50 denotes good air quality, 51 to 100 (moderate), 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy) and 301 and above (hazardous).

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