An improvement to the hazy conditions in the northern Mekong sub-region was observed today. Dense smoke haze was confined mainly to Myanmar, and thin to moderate smoke haze was observed in the northern parts of Lao PDR and Viet Nam. Isolated showers fell over eastern Myanmar, northern Thailand and central Viet Nam, but weather remained dry over other parts of the Mekong sub-region. In the southern ASEAN region, scattered showers fell over the region.
Updated 6:28 PM 23 Apr
Weather and Haze Outlook
Isolated showers are forecast over the Mekong sub-region over the next few days, but hazy conditions are expected to persist in the northern sub-region where dry weather persists. The prevailing winds are forecast to be weak and blow from the southeast or southwest. In the southern ASEAN region, scattered showers can be expected. The prevailing northeasterly or southeasterly winds are forecast to persist over the Java Sea, while winds over the equatorial region are expected to weaken and become variable in direction over the next few days.