The noxious haze has continued to worsen in the Peninsula and Sarawak.
According to API readings, levels below 100 are considered moderate while those above 200 are very unhealthy.
Here are the API levels of key locations of all the states in the Peninsula and in West Malaysia as of 9am this morning (Sept 11):
Worst air pollution in Malaysia right now is in Rompin, Pahang.
Rompin surpassed the “very unhealthy” level last night as it hit 201 on the official Air Pollutant Index at 9pm yesterday and continued to deteriorate across the night to arrive at 228 at 8am this morning.
Sarawak continued to suffer from unhealthy levels of haze at major locations but showed a slight improvement from last night.
Sri Aman went from 200 last night to improve slightly to 168 this morning while Kuching peaked at 166 before settling at 152 at 9am this morning.
In Negeri Sembilan, key locations all measured at unhealthy levels.
Nilai is measuring the highest API levels in the state at 155, followed by Seremban (129), and Port Dickson (113).
Meanwhile, the Klang Valley has the highest concentration of affected areas.
Major locations in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur all stayed put in the unhealthy range while Putrajaya was hit worse than the rest.
At 9am this morning, Putrajaya had an API reading of 151, followed by Cheras (140), Shah Alam (137), Petaling Jaya and Batu Muda (135), Kuala Selangor (113), Klang (126), and Banting (125).
Tangkak, Johor is also covered in a severe haze with an API reading of 134.
Meanwhile, in Perak, Melaka, and Penang, areas with the worse haze are in Seri Manjung (123), Alor Gajah (110), and Balik Pulau (107).
Other states in Malaysia, such as Terengganu (80 – 91), Kelantan (70), Perlis (68), Kedah (64 – 79), Labuan (62) and Sabah (52 – 59) remained at “moderate” haze levels.
Curious to know more about the air pollutant? Find out what transboundary haze is and why it tends to stick around for so long in this previous article we wrote!