Kampung Abdullah Hukum, Kuala Lumpur
Air quality in the Klang Valley dipped dramatically with the return of haze this morning, affecting visibility across multiple locations in Kuala Lumpur.
Seasonal dry spells and hot spots in Sumatra, Indonesia are believed to be the cause of the haze, which affects Peninsular Malaysia almost annually.
The presence of the haze is accompanied by an oppressive thickness in the air, an indication of low air quality. The Department of Environment's Air Pollutant Index (API) tracks air quality in Malaysia.
Three locations in Selangor were recorded as having unhealthy readings, or an API between 101 and 200. The locations are Kuala Selangor (131), Port Klang (130) and Shah Alam (106)
At this point is uncertain whether the haze will continue over the next few days, or will dispel soon. If the air quality remains unhealthy, readers are advised to purchase facial masks to stay safe.