Scattered showers fell over many areas in the northern ASEAN region. In the southern ASEAN region, dry weather continued to persist in southern Sumatra, while showers fell over Malaysia and Kalimantan. Moderate to dense smoke haze was observed from persistent hotspots in Riau and Jambi, Sumatra. Isolated hotspots with localised smoke plumes were detected in southern Sumatra. Localised smoke plumes were also observed from hotspots in West, Central and South Kalimantan.
Updated 7:24 PM 20 Aug
Weather and Haze Outlook
In the next few days, wet weather is forecast in the northern ASEAN region, and winds are forecast to blow from the southwest or west. In the southern ASEAN region, generally dry conditions are expected to persist in southern Sumatra, but there may be showers over northern Sumatra. The prevailing winds are forecast to blow mainly from the southeast or southwest. The hotspot activities and hazy conditions are expected to persist in central and southern Sumatra. On the other hand, an increase in shower activities is expected in Kalimantan over the next few days, and this may help to improve tha haze situation there.