The Meteorology , Climatology and Geophysics ( BMKG ) Ketaping , Padangpariaman District , West Sumatra ( West Sumatra ) , reported the haze that blanketed the province increasingly concentrated . As a result , visibility is more limited, only about 100 meters to 800 meters . (see also: pakan burung)
Analyst forecasts Padang BMKG Irawady Rendy said , the day before the maximum viewing distance of 900 meters , this time is reduced to 800 meters due to smog thickness increases.
In fact , he added , the current visibility in Payakumbuh reported only 100 meters , 200 meters Bukittinggi , Sicincin 500 meters , 800 meters Padangpanjang , and Padang range of 600 to 700 meters .
Meanwhile , visibility at Minangkabau International Airport in Padangpariaman reported to be around 800 meters . This figure is still considered safe for flight activity
" The increase in the thickness of the haze caused by winds blowing from the northeast to the west causing the smoke of the fires in Riau slams into the West Sumatra , " said Rendy in Padang , on Tuesday ( 03/11/2014 ) .
Handling smog that blanketed some areas of West Sumatra depends on the efforts made in Pekanbaru . Besides the weather in West Sumatra in the next few days is expected cloudy and there is only a small potential for rain with light intensity .
Rendy urged people still urged to wear masks while traveling in order to avoid the impact of smog .
Smog that blanketed some areas of West Sumatra monitored since the morning , look in the white shadow visibility of 500 meters . On the road in Padang since seen most of the riders in the morning turn on the lights of vehicles due to limited visibility .
Ikhwatul Khairiyah ( 32 ) a resident Indarung decided to dismiss school child in kindergarten avoid the smog impact for children .
(see also: pakan burung parkit)
He hopes Padang City Department of Education policy to dismiss students make . ” Because of the thickness of the haze is getting worse and dealing harmful to health , ” said Ikhwatul .