Outlook for Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation (16 – 30 September 2019)

Issued 14 September 2019

During this outlook period, hotspot activities in the Mekong sub-region are expected to remain generally subdued. In the southern ASEAN region, there have been occurrences of transboundary haze as a result of an escalation of hotspot activities in Sumatra and Kalimantan. With drier-than-usual and warmer conditions forecast for the coming fortnight, hotspot activities in Sumatra and Kalimantan can be expected to persist. Depending on the prevailing winds and the extent of the smoke haze there, further occurrences of transboundary haze can be expected.