30 Aug '16, 5am

Singapore, Malaysia could see more smoke from Riau fires in next few days #haze

Singapore, Malaysia could see more smoke from Riau fires in next few days #haze

JAKARTA - More smoke from forest fires in Riau province could head towards Singapore and Malaysia in the next few days due to a change in wind direction, said Indonesia's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG) on Tuesday (Aug 30). The BMKG, citing latest imagery from the satellite Himawari, said the fires are concentrated in a wide area in the western part of the province in Sumatra island. It added in a statement that as the winds turn and blow eastwards, the smoke will potentially head towards neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore. The agency said forest fires in the western region of Sumatra is in "a precarious position" particularly over the next five days and it will be keeping a close watch on high-risk areas in Riau, as well as Aceh, Bengkulu and Jambi, among others. There is also a risk of increase in fires due to weather conditions in Central and West...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/winds-blowing-ea...

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