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Latest Weather and Haze Situation

The weather continued to be dry and cloudy over much of the northern ASEAN region today while rainy weather prevailed over most of the southern ASEAN region except Peninsular Malaysia where drier conditions were observed. Over the Mekong sub-region, scattered hotspots were detected in Cambodia, while isolated hotspots were detected elsewhere in the sub-region. Localised smoke plumes were observed to emanate from clusters of hotspots detected in eastern Cambodia. Slight smoke plumes were also observed in parts of central Myanmar.

Weather and Haze Outlook

With dry conditions forecast to continue over most of the northern ASEAN region in the next few days, hotspots and localised smoke plumes can be expected in the fire-prone areas of the Mekong sub-region. For the southern ASEAN region, rainy weather is forecast over many areas except Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Over areas north of the equator, northeasterly or easterly winds are forecast. Over areas south of the equator, the prevailing winds are likely to blow from the west or northwest.

  • All maps are to be used solely for displaying meteorological/geophysical information, and not for any other purpose. All maps are not to scale and for illustrative purpose only.
  • 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.
  • At Alert Level 0 and Alert Level 1, the regional haze situation is updated once a day at 0900 UTC. The regional haze situation is updated thrice daily at 0200 UTC, 0500 UTC and 0900 UTC upon activation of Alert Level 2 or Alert Level 3. Updates at 0200 and 0500 UTC display hotspot information from night-time passes of the NOAA-20 satellite. Fewer hotspots were typically detected at night as fire activities usually peak during the day.
  • 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.