Haze: Sumatra & Kalimantan on Red Alert

ASMC has issued both Red Alert for Sumatra and Kalimantan due to the persistent wild fires and prolong dry conditions.

ASMC, 10 Sep 2019


Latest Weather and Haze Situation

There were scattered shower activities over the Mekong sub-region today, while the weather over the southern ASEAN region remained generally dry except for isolated showers over Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. In Sumatra, persistent hotspots emitting moderate to dense smoke haze continued to be detected in central and southern parts of the island, leading to a significant build-up of smoke haze. Some of the smoke haze has been blown by the prevailing winds to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. In Kalimantan, moderate to dense smoke haze from persistent hotspots continued to be observed over many areas in South, Central and West Kalimantan. Hotspots with smoke haze were also detected in other provinces in Kalimantan. Some of the smoke haze from West Kalimantan has been blown by the prevailing winds to western Sarawak and adjacent South China Sea areas.

Updated 8:10 PM 10 Sep

Weather and Haze Outlook

For the next few days, rainy conditions are forecast over the northern ASEAN region, with prevailing winds blowing from the southwest or west. In the southern ASEAN region, the weather is expected to remain generally dry and the prevailing winds are forecast to blow from the southeast or southwest. The hotspot activities in Sumatra and Kalimantan can be expected to persist, and haze from the hotspots may continue to affect parts of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Sarawak.

Updated 8:10 PM 10 Sep

Source: http://asmc.asean.org/home/

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