Regional Haze Situation
Latest Weather and Haze Situation
It was cloudy and wet over most parts of the northern ASEAN region today, while dry conditions persisted over most of the southern ASEAN region. Isolated hotspots were detected mainly in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Java. No smoke plumes were observed.
Weather and Haze Outlook
The dry weather conditions are forecast to persist over most parts of the southern ASEAN region in the coming days, while showers are expected over northern ASEAN region. Isolated hotspots and smoke plumes may develop in fire-prone areas of the southern ASEAN region during dry periods. The prevailing winds over areas north of the Equator are forecast to be variable in direction under the influence of a circulation west of the Philippines, and are likely to strengthen over the next few days, while those over areas south of the Equator are expected to blow from the southeast.
- 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.