The air quality in Miri, Sarawak continues to be at a hazardous level with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeding 300 as of 10 pm last night.
According to the data issued by the Environment Department (DOE), API readings of 358 and 205 were respectively recorded at the air monitoring stations at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Baram 2 and the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) in Miri.
Yesterday, air quality observations at SK Kuala Baram 2 began in the hazardous category at 10 am this morning with an API reading of 302, while at Miri ILP, the reading was at a very unhealthy level between 201 to 300 from 9 am to 5 pm before entering the hazardous level at 6 pm with an API reading of 302.
Sibu and Sri Aman, also in Sarawak, recorded unhealthy air quality readings of 154 and 132 respectively last night, while the majority of other locations throughout the country recorded moderate API.
API reading of 0-50 shows healthy air quality, 51-100 (moderate), 101-200 (unhealthy), 201-300 (very unhealthy) and hazardous when the reading exceeds 300.