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Regional Haze Situation

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Latest Weather And Haze Situation

Dry weather persisted over most of the Mekong sub-region overnight while the eastern parts of the sub-region was cloudy. Based on the overnight satellite pass, few hotspots were detected in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand. Moderate smoke haze was observed over the central and southern parts of Myanmar. Slight smoke haze was also observed over northern Thailand and central Lao PDR. Many air quality stations in the northern and central parts of the Mekong sub-region reported Moderate to Unhealthy levels. The full extent of the hotspot and haze situation over the eastern parts of the Mekong sub-region could not be determined due to thick cloud cover.

Over the southern ASEAN region, isolated showers were observed overnight and the hotspot activity remained low.
Updated 11:30 AM 24 February

Weather And Haze Outlook

In the coming days, dry weather is expected to continue over the Mekong sub-region. The elevated hotspot and smoke haze situation may intensify over the fire-prone areas in the sub-region under prolonged dry conditions, with an increased risk of transboundary haze occurrence. Wet weather is forecast elsewhere in the ASEAN region, except for the eastern parts of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore where drier conditions are likely. The prevailing winds over areas north of the Equator are expected to blow from the northeast to east, except over the Mekong sub-region where the winds are forecast to be light and variable. The prevailing winds over areas south of the Equator are expected to blow from the west to north.
Updated 11:30 AM 24 February

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