As weather remained dry over the northern Mekong sub-region, smoke haze continued to blanket parts of Myanmar as well as the northern parts of Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. In particular, dense haze was observed over some areas in Myanmar, northern Lao PDR and northern Thailand. With dry conditions persisting in the northern Mekong sub-region, hazy conditions are expected to persist.
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Latest Weather and Haze Situation

While there were scattered showers over the southern Mekong sub-region, weather was generally dry elsewhere. Widespread smoke haze was observed in parts of Myanmar as well as the northern parts of Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. Dense smoke haze from persistent hotspot clusters was also observed over some areas in Myanmar, northern Lao PDR and northern Thailand. In the southern ASEAN region, scattered showers fell over many areas.

Weather and Haze Outlook

Dry conditions are forecast to persist in the Mekong sub-region except for some showers in its southern parts. Hotspot and smoke haze situation in the north are likely to continue. The prevailing winds over the Mekong sub-region are expected to blow from the south or west. In the southern ASEAN region, rainy weather is forecast to persist over many areas. Prevailing light and variable winds are expected to gradually change and blow from the northeast or southeast over the next few days.

  • 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.