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Updated 5:06 PM 17 Jan 2020
Latest Weather and Haze Situation
The weather over the Mekong sub-region remained dry. Scattered hotspots were detected in Cambodia and Thailand, and isolated ones were also detected in Myanmar, Lao PDR and southern Viet Nam. Hazy conditions were observed in Cambodia, Thailand and southern Viet Nam. In particular, air quality at Unhealthy levels continued to be reported at a number of stations in Thailand. Transboundary haze was observed from northern Thailand to northern Lao PDR, and from Cambodia to eastern Thailand. In addition, there was transboundary transport of smoke haze between eastern Cambodia and southern Viet Nam. In the southern ASEAN region, there were scattered showers.
Weather and Haze Outlook
The dry weather over the Mekong sub-region are forecast to persist. The prevailing winds are likely to remain weak and blow mainly from the northeast or southeast over the next few days. With dry weather and weak winds, an escalation of hotspot activities and further build-up of smoke haze can be expected. In the southern ASEAN region, scattered showers can be expected. The prevailing winds are forecast to blow mainly from the northeast or east over areas north of the equator but become variable in direction over areas south of the equator.