View Full Version : Haze may return as wind shifts

19-08-2005, 03:22 PM
The wind patterns around the region are expected to have a major shift during the next few days which may blow more smoke from the Indonesian fires towards Malaysia.

Meteorological Services Department director-general Chow Kok Kee said if the number of hot spots in Sumatra and Kalimantan does not decrease, a change in wind direction over the weekend will bring the haze back to parts of the country.

In addition, the south-westerly winds are also likely to blow the haze to Johor and Singapore. The public have been advised to be prepared and take every precaution for such an eventuality.

The public can expect a respite only if fires in Sumatra are doused before the end of this week.

The winds, if they return, are set to blow billows of smoke across the Straits of Malacca to blanket large parts of the west coast, especially the Klang Valley.

Chow said the forecast wind direction was expected to be accurate unless there was a significant change in the weather in South East Asia, like a typhoon.

more story at here (http://news.haapie.com/story.php?nid=95)

19-08-2005, 04:54 PM
Read in the papers today, even Phuket is affected now? Hopefully the wind doesn't shift and head back to us.

19-08-2005, 05:10 PM
now where did I put that mask I used last week.... gotta keep it handy just in case :cool:

19-08-2005, 06:27 PM
now where did I put that mask I used last week.... gotta keep it handy just in case.

lol, sure, i've almost forgotten where did i put my mask...
make sure to keep it for next coming haze's' from indon.

19-08-2005, 06:29 PM
Good news?

Rains clear skies over Indonesia's haze-struck Sumatra


19-08-2005, 11:45 PM
I fell sick during the haze last week, has not fully recovered till today. Is the effect of the haze that bad, r we gonna be swarmed by haze again next week? Hopefully not..but thank God it's the school holidays, parents can take leave to stay indoors n spend quality n quantity time with their families. For me i'm gonna be stuck here with my dogs, my piano and my dogs..