Outlook for Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation (1 – 15 August 2019)
Issued 1 August 2019
With drier and warmer than average conditions forecast over the southern ASEAN region, an escalation of hotspot activities can be expected, particularly over the fire-prone provinces in Sumatra and Kalimantan. This may contribute to an increase in the risk of transboundary haze occurrence in the region. In the northern ASEAN region, hotspot activities are expected to remain subdued due to prevailing rainy conditions.