Outlook for Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation (16 – 31 July 2019)

Issued 12 July 2019

The northern ASEAN region is currently in its traditional rainy season which will prevail for the next few months. With wet conditions predicted for the northern ASEAN region in the second fortnight of July 2019, hotspot activities there are expected to be generally subdued. In the southern ASEAN region, drier-than-usual conditions are expected during the outlook period. This could contribute to an increase in hotspot activities in the fire-prone provinces of Sumatra and Kalimantan, and increase the risk of occurrence of transboundary haze in the region.