Regional Haze Situation
Latest Weather and Haze Situation
Cloudy conditions and scattered showers were observed over most parts of the southern ASEAN region, while dry weather continued to persist over most of the northern ASEAN region, with the exception of some parts of Cambodia, central and southern Viet Nam. Isolated hotspots were detected mainly over Thailand and Myanmar, but no smoke haze was observed.
Weather and Haze Outlook
Scattered showers are expected to continue over the southern ASEAN region. Over the Mekong sub-region, dry conditions are forecast to persist in the coming days, except for some parts of Cambodia, central and southern Viet Nam, where wet weather is expected. The winds over the northern ASEAN region are expected to blow mainly from the northeast, and the winds over the southern ASEAN region are expected to blow mainly 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.
- The regional haze situation is updated thrice daily at 0200 UTC, 0500 UTC and 0900 UTC upon activation of Alert Level 2. 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.