It may have been 4/20 yesterday, but considering Singapore’s resolute stance against getting blazed, the smoggy conditions seen last night and this morning weren’t the work of potheads.
The haze made a brief comeback in the last 12 hours or so, when the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) readings progressively inched towards the unhealthy range. It had gone from between 60 to 84 at 8pm last night to between 62 to 94 at 9am this morning, but the air quality has since stabilized to moderate levels as of writing.
Nonetheless, it looked pretty damn hazy to folks when their usual view got blocked by haze. The smog promptly dissipated in the morning when the island was blanketed in heavy rain.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) took to Facebook this morning to assure folks that no significant hotspots or smoke haze were detected in the nearby region.