Another area, Sarikei, recorded an unhealthy air pollution level in Sarawak today together with Kuching, Sri Aman and Samarahan with the Air Pollution Index (API) exceeding 100.

The API reading in Sarikei began to surpass the 100 level at 8am, and until noon the reading was 104, while the other areas began to record readings of above 100 since yesterday and remained at the unhealthy API level up to noon today.

According to the official portal of the Department of Environment (DoE), Sri Aman had the highest API reading up to noon today, surpassing 129, followed by Samarahan (128), and Kuching (119).

Based on the figures recorded by the portal every hour, only Sarawak was experiencing the haze currently.

An API reading of between 0 and 50 is considered as good, while a reading of between 51 and 100 is considerate moderate, between 101 and 200 considered unhealthy, and between 200 and 300 as very unhealthy.

Of the 10 areas recording the air quality level in Sarawak, six recorded moderate levels of between 51 and 100.