Selangor’s Johan Setia air quality drops, Rompin improves

Selangor’s Johan Setia air quality drops, Rompin improves

KUALA LUMPUR: Johan Setia in Selangor recorded a “very unhealthy” level under the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading this morning, the only location in Malaysia to have that rating after the haze subsided in Rompin, Pahang last night.

Johan Setia recorded an API reading of 213 at 10am today, having entered the “very unhealthy” level at 5am.

Elsewhere in Selangor, air quality remained in the “unhealthy” range, with the worst being in Kuala Selangor (139), Klang (136), and Shah Alam (132).

Further south, the haze in Petaling Jaya has receded, allowing the city to register an API reading of 125, that was marginally better than yesterday.

In Kuala Lumpur, API readings were 143 at Batu Muda and 125 in Cheras, with the latter reading representing that of the city centre.

Putrajaya’s situation also improved, with an API reading of 127 today after the Malaysian administrative capital spent most of yesterday in the 150 range.

API readings in other parts of the country also indicate improved conditions this morning, with only one location in Sarawak — Sri Aman (159) — still in the “unhealthy” range.

Seri Manjung (143) in Perak and Balik Pulau (132) in Penang also stayed at unhealthy levels while other parts of the country either had “moderate” air quality or were on the cusp of returning to this.

No location in Malaysia was found to have “good” air quality, based on the Department of Environment (DOE) own measurements.