Review of Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation for Second Fortnight of April 2019
1.1 During the fortnight, hotspot activities and hazy conditions persisted in the northern Mekong sub-region. Dense smoke haze continued to be observed over parts of Myanmar, and northern Thailand and Lao PDR. Some smoke haze was blown to northern Viet Nam by the prevailing southwesterly winds. In the southern ASEAN region, hotspot activities were generally subdued except for isolated hotspots with localized smoke plumes along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the first week of the fortnight.
1.2 Figures 1, 2 and 3 show satellite images over the ASEAN region in the second fortnight of April 2019.