Review of Land Fires and Smoke Haze Situation for Second Fortnight of June 2019

1.1 In the second half of June 2019, hotspot activities in the Mekong sub-region were generally subdued due to rainy weather.

1.2 In the southern ASEAN region, dry weather prevailed over Sumatra and Kalimantan. An increase in hotspot activities were observed toward the end of the fortnight, and occasional smoke plumes were detected in parts of Sumatra and West Kalimantan on a few days.

Figure 1: Isolated hotspots detected in West Kalimantan based on NOAA-20 on 26 Jul 2019.

Figure 2: Isolated hotspots detected in Sumatra based on image from NOAA-20 satellite on 27 Jun 2019.