Satellite image of #SGHaze

Update @ 1155 hrs, 21 Jun 13: PSI has hit an all-time high in the history of Singapore – 400. Thank you Indonesia.

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Via TheOnlineCitizen, I managed to find the link to NASA’s website with a world map showing smoke imaging for yesterday (20 June 13). When I first saw the link on TOC, I thought it might not be that accurate, but I checked with the NASA website and it looked really terrible.

Screen shot of the haze. Photo courtesy of NASA - with smoke image overlay

Screen shot of the haze. Photo courtesy of NASA – with smoke image overlay

If you’re interested in getting updates in this form, you can head over to NASA’s Worldview here and select the “Smoke Plumes” base layer to see the wonders that our neighbours are creating for us.

That being said, flights are being affected as well.

Real-time air traffic shows planes diverting and avoiding the area above where the forest fires are reported to be at.

No (or rather, minimal)  planes above Indonesia. Screen grab from FlightRadar24

No (or rather, minimal) planes above Indonesia. Screen grab from FlightRadar24

And separately, a check with the METAR of Changi Airport shows visual range on both our commercial runways (20R and 20C) to be at 800m as of 0130UTC (9.30 am Singapore time), and visibility at only 400m.

WSSS 210130Z VRB02KT 0400 R20R/0750N R20C/0800N HZ VV/// 30/22 Q1009 NOSIG

Wow.

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