Review of Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation for First Fortnight of May 2019
1.1 The first half of May saw a gradual improvement in the fire and smoke haze situation over the Mekong sub-region. Some smoke haze was observed over parts of Myanmar and the northern parts of Thailand and Lao PDR early in the month. With an increase in scattered shower activities over the northern parts of the Mekong sub-region, no significant smoke haze was observed.
1.2 In the southern ASEAN region, hotspot activities remained generally subdued although there were isolated hotspots with localised plumes in West Kalimantan and Sarawak during brief periods of dry weather.