Sri Aman’s air improves

KUCHING: Air quality in the district of Sri Aman improved slightly as API readings dipped below the red zone as of 3am yesterday.

Readings from Department of Environment (DoE) Air Pollutant Index Monitoring System (APIMS) station in the area showed a decline in API from ‘hazardous’ air quality to ‘very unhealthy’ levels.

The API reading dipped from 315 at 2am to 291 early yesterday morning. The readings continued to decline to 233 at 10am yesterday.

In Kuching, API readings floated in the ‘unhealthy’ levels at 176 as of 10am yesterday.

Other areas in Sarawak with unhealthy air quality are: Kota Samarahan (164), Sarikei (157), Sibu (164), Mukah (139), Bintulu (124), Samalaju (104), and Miri (132).

Kapit (76) and Limbang (86) have ‘moderate’ levels of API readings at 11am.