Based on the latest satellite images between 0740 UTC and 0900 UTC, scattered hotspots continued to be detected in Cambodia but cloudy conditions obscured observation of the hazy conditions on the ground. With prolonged dry weather expected over the Mekong sub-region, hotspot and haze situation is forecast to persist. The prevailing winds blowing from the northeast or east are likely to transport smoke haze from the hotspots in Cambodia to the southwest or west.

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Latest Weather and Haze Situation

Weather over the Mekong sub-region remained generally dry, but cloudy conditions were observed in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. There continued to be scattered hotspots in Cambodia but observations of the smoke haze were partially obscured by clouds. In other parts of the Mekong sub-region, isolated hotspots were detected and localised smoke plumes were also observed to emanate from isolated hotspots in Myanmar. Isolated showers fell over parts of the southern ASEAN region.

Weather and Haze Outlook

In the Mekong sub-region, dry conditions are forecast to persist, while scattered shower activities are expected in the southern ASEAN region. The prevailing northeasterly or easterly winds in the Mekong sub-region are expected to weaken. Winds in the southern ASEAN region are forecast to continue to blow from the northwest or west.

  • 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.