Regional Haze Situation
Latest Weather and Haze Situation
Showers and cloudy conditions prevailed over most parts of the ASEAN region today except over the northern parts of the Mekong sub-region and Myanmar where relatively drier conditions were observed. Hotspot activities in the ASEAN region were mainly subdued. Few to isolated hotspots were detected in Mekong sub region mainly in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand. No significant smoke plumes were observed from the satellite imagery.
Weather and Haze Outlook
The weather is forecast to be wet over most parts of the ASEAN region in the coming days, with drier conditions expected mainly over Myanmar and northern Mekong sub-region. The overall hotspot activity is likely to remain subdued, but few to isolated hotspots can still be expected in drier regions. The prevailing winds over the northern ASEAN region are forecast to be mainly northeasterlies or easterlies, while the prevailing winds over the southern ASEAN region are expected to be light and variable in direction.
- 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 more frequently at 0300 UTC and 0900 UTC upon activation of Alert Level 2 or Alert Level 3. Updates at 0300 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.