Review of Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation for First Fortnight of January 2019
1.1 In the Mekong sub-region, prolonged dry weather led to an escalation of hotspot activities in Cambodia. A build-up of smoke haze was observed around persistent hotspot clusters in Cambodia and smoke haze was blown westward toward Thailand. In Thailand, isolated hotspots with localised smoke plumes were also observed. In the southern ASEAN region, hotspot activities were subdued under the prevailing wet conditions.