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Regional Haze Update

A high pressure system over southern China is bringing strong northeasterly winds over the South China Sea, which caused dry weather conditions over the northern ASEAN region. Isolated hotspots were mainly detected in Myanmar and Cambodia. Widespread shower activities were observed over the South China Sea. In central Sumatra, few hotspots were detected. In the next few days, northeasterly or northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen over the region.

Updated 5:54 PM 18 Jan

  • 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.