KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 16 areas recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as of 10am today.
According to the Department of Environment (DOE) portal, Langkawi in Kedah recorded the highest reading of 176.
This was followed by Kuala Selangor (137), Port Klang (127), Seri Manjung (121) and Shah Alam (120).
The other areas are Kangar (111); Port Dickson (109); Universiti Sains Malaysia (109); Banting (108); Seberang Jaya 2 (105) and Bakar Arang, Sg Petani (102).
Three out four monitoring stations in Johor which recorded unhealthy readings are Pasir Gudang (127), Larkin Lama (112), and Kota Tinggi (103).
In Malacca, the air quality at two stations in Bandaraya Melaka and Bukit Rambai showed the same readings of 110.
An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy and above 300, hazardous.
Members of the public can refer to DOE portal at apims.doe.gov.my for the latest API reading.