Dry weather continued to persist in the northern ASEAN region. Widespread smoke haze was detected in many parts of the Mekong sub-region. In particular, dense smoke haze was observed in northern and central Thailand. Some of the smoke haze in northern Thailand was also blown towards northern Lao PDR by the prevailing southwesterly winds. In the other parts of the Mekong sub-region, smoke haze continued to be observed, and prevailing winds were light and variable wind in direction. In the southern ASEAN region, there were scattered showers over some areas.
Updated 7:28 PM 20 Feb
Weather and Haze Outlook
Over the next few days, the weather in the Mekong sub-region is forecast to remain dry, and with winds that are light and variable in direction. The hazy conditions are expected to persist in the Mekong sub-region. In the southern ASEAN region, scattered shower activities are forecast. Prevailing northwesterly or northeasterly winds are expected to weaken and become variable in direction.