Outlook for Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation (2 – 16 Jul 2018)

Issued 5 Jul 2018

The wet weather conditions expected in the northern ASEAN region during the first two weeks of July 2018 would help to subdue hotspot activities in the Mekong sub-region. However, with the dry weather conditions expected for most parts of the southern ASEAN region in the second week of July 2018, there is an increased risk of hotspot activities particularly in the fire-prone provinces of Sumatra and Kalimantan, which could lead to the occurrence of transboundary smoke haze.