Rainy weather continued to prevail over the northern ASEAN region. Tropical Storm BEBINCA made landfall at northern Viet Nam this morning, bringing more rain to the northern parts of the Mekong Sub-region in the next few days. Prevailing winds are forecast to blow from the southwest or west. In the southern ASEAN region, there has been an increase in shower activities. However, smoke haze continued to be observed around persistent hotspot clusters in Riau and Kalimantan. While more shower activities can be expected in the northern and central parts of Sumatra over the weekend, dry and hazy conditions may continue over other parts of the region. In the next few days, winds are forecast to blow from the southeast or southwest.