Haze: Air condition deteriorates in most areas

Muar and Ledang, two areas in Johor have been declared state of emergency following the worsening air quality due to smoke haze developing from fires in Indonesia. The smoke is expected to continue cause havoc in Malaysia, in coming days.

The pollution levels, which is measure through Air Pollution Index (API) reached 750 in Muar and Ledang, yesterday. API reading of 300 is considered hazardous.

Meanwhile, the streets of towns and cities such as Johor Bahru, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur, have been more quiet than normal as people stay in outdoors.

According to Department of Environment (DOE), the illegal burning of forests and other land on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has caused air quality levels to reach dangerous levels.

At 11.00am, the API readings by DOE shows that Port Dickson has reached 292, which is hazardous. Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur showed a reading of 198. Pelabuhan Klang, Petaling Jaya, Kuantan and Kemaman API reading also indicates hazardous level.

At 4:00pm, CJ Jez Tay from Johor Bahru reported a slight drizzle in Jalan Rosmerah, Johor Bahru.

Citizen Journalists Malaysia, through the contribution of Citizen Journalists all over the country, will be compiling photographs of the haze situation. This will be updated on hourly basis.

If you do wish to contribute, please write to [email protected]

No improvement in Bayan Baru, Penang as of 7:30 pm. Photo by Lucia Lai
No improvement in Bayan Baru, Penang as of 7:30 pm. Photo by Lucia Lai

 

View from Landmark office in Johor Bahru. (6:00pm). Photo by Petrina.
View from Landmark office in Johor Bahru. (6:00pm). Photo by Petrina.

 

Air condition seems improved after rain in Taman Mount Austin (6:00pm). Photo by Goh Siew Mei.
Air condition seems improved after rain in Taman Mount Austin (6:00pm). Photo by Goh Siew Mei.

 

Haze condition near Jalan Pelabuhan Klang (5.30pm) Photo by R Rajeswary.
Haze condition near Jalan Pelabuhan Klang (5.30pm) Photo by R Rajeswary.

 

Jalan Bukit Kemuning (5.30pm) Photo by R Rajeswary.
Jalan Bukit Kemuning (5.30pm) Photo by R Rajeswary.

 

Haze condition near Summit USJ Shopping Mall, Subang Jaya (5.00pm) Photo by R Rajeswary.
Haze condition near Summit USJ Shopping Mall, Subang Jaya (5.00pm) Photo by R Rajeswary.

 

Jalan Ampang at 4:30pm. Photo by Janet Steele.
Jalan Ampang at 4:30pm. Photo by Janet Steele.

 

Dark cloud slowly forming above Jalan Rosmerah (04:15pm). Photo by Jez Tay
Dark cloud slowly forming above Jalan Rosmerah (04:15pm). Photo by Jez Tay

 

Taman Rosmerah, Johor Bahru. It's just started to drizzle. (04:00pm). Photo by Jez Tay.
Taman Rosmerah, Johor Bahru. It’s just started to drizzle. (04:00pm). Photo by Jez Tay.

 

Photo taken at Perai (02:00pm). Photo by Jimmy Leow.
Photo taken at Perai (02:00pm). Photo by Jimmy Leow.

 

Haze condition near Jalan Anson, George Town (01:00pm). Photo by Lucia Lai
Haze condition near Jalan Anson, George Town (01:00pm). Photo by Lucia Lai

 

Haze condition at Jelutong, Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway heading to George Town. (12:45pm). Photo by Susan Loone
Haze condition at Jelutong, Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway heading to George Town. (12:45pm). Photo by Susan Loone

 

Haze condition in Tama Suria, Johor Bahru (12:30pm). Photo by Lee-Jean.
Haze condition in Tama Suria, Johor Bahru (12:30pm). Photo by Lee-Jean.

 

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Haze in Labuan. Looks clear. (12:45pm) Photo by Marcel Chong.

 

View of Mont Kiara and surroundings from Dutamas/Segambut. (12:10 pm). Photo by R Vijay Kumar
View of Mont Kiara and surroundings from Dutamas/Segambut. (12:10 pm). Photo by R Vijay Kumar

 

View of Mont Kiara and surroundings from Dutamas/Segambut. (12:00 pm). Photo by R Vijay Kumar
View of Mont Kiara and surroundings from Dutamas/Segambut. (12:00 pm). Photo by R Vijay Kumar

 

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View of Taman Desa, Old Klang Road (12:00pm) Photo by Urmilah Dass

 

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Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur (11:45am). Photo by Navin Kumar Perianen

 

Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur (11:45am). Photo by Navin Kumar Perianen
Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur (11:45am). Photo by Navin Kumar Perianen

 

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View of Ulu Tiram (11:15 am) Photo by Vijay Kumar Rahman