Outlook for Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation (16 – 31 January 2020)

Issued 16 January 2020

During the fortnight, the northern ASEAN region can expect the current dry conditions to persist. For parts of the Mekong sub-region, with drier and warmer-than-usual conditions forecast, the sub-region can expect an escalation of hotspot activities and a build-up of smoke haze. An increase in the risk of transboundary haze among countries within the Mekong sub-region is expected. In the southern ASEAN region, the hotspot activities are expected to remain subdued.