Regional Haze Situation
Latest Weather and Haze Situation
The rainband associated with Tropical Storm Tapah continued to bring showers over many parts of the northern ASEAN region. In the southern ASEAN region, dry weather continued to persist over most parts of the region, except for northern Sumatra where showers fell there. Persistent hotspots emitting moderate to dense smoke haze continued to be observed in central and southern Sumatra, mostly in the Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra and Lampung provinces. The smoke haze from Sumatra continued to affect parts of Peninsular Malaysia. In Kalimantan, widespread smoke haze from hotspots cluster persisted in South, West and Central Kalimantan. The smoke haze from Kalimantan continued to be blown to western Sarawak and the adjacent South China Sea area. Poor visibilty due to haze was also reported in parts of Sabah and Brunei Darussalam.
Weather and Haze Outlook
For the next few days, wet weather is forecast in the northern ASEAN region, and winds are expected to be variable in direction. In the southern ASEAN region, isolated showers over parts of Sarawak and northern parts of Kalimantan may develop toward the end of the week. However, dry weather is likely to persist in central and southern Sumatra. Winds are forecast to continue blowing from the southeast or south. The hotspot activities in Sumatra and Kalimantan are expected to persist, and many parts of the southern ASEAN region may continue to experience hazy conditions.
- The hotspots depicted on the map are derived from the NOAA satellite and they represent locations with possible fires. Hotspots may go undetected due to cloudy conditions or incomplete satellite pass.
- Reprocessed satellite data will be availed at a later timing. The hotspot information derived from satellite data reprocessed may differ slightly from that received near real-time but reprocessing is necessary for better quality data.
- The 2500 ft winds (depicted by arrows) are model analysis winds.