Regional Haze Situation
Regional Haze Update
Tropical Storm SON-TINH, currently located to the southwest of Hainan Island, has been tracking westward and is expected to affect north-central Viet Nam. Elsewhere, scattered showers fell over the Mekong sub-region. In the southern ASEAN region, dry weather persisted and increased hotspot activities continued to be observed in Sarawak and West Kalimantan. Smoke plumes were observed in the vicinity of these hotspots. Isolated hotspots were also detected in central Sumatra. In particular, smoke plumes were observed in the vicinity of the hotspots in central Sumatra. In the next few days, conditions in the southern ASEAN region are likely to remain generally dry. Prevailing winds in the ASEAN region are forecast to continue blowing from the southeast or southwest.
Updated 7:45 PM 18 Jul
- The hotspots depicted in the map are derived from the NOAA satellite and they represent locations with possible active fires. Hotspots may go undetected due to cloudy conditions or incomplete satellite pass.
- The 2500 ft winds (depicted by arrows) are model analysis winds.