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

1.1 During the second fortnight of October 2019, hotspot activities in the northern ASEAN region remained subdued.

1.2 In the southern ASEAN region, there were persistent hotspot clusters with moderate to dense smoke haze in southern Sumatra, particularly in the provinces of South Sumatra and Lampung. There were also isolated hotspots with smoke plumes detected in southern Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara.

Figure 1 Distribution of hotspots detected based on NOAA-20 satellite surveillance and mean winds at 2500ft in the second half of October 2019 (Source of wind data: JMA)

Figure 1 Smoke haze emanating from hotspot clusters in the southern parts of Sumatra (marked by blue dotted lines)