Updated: 02/05/2014 02:01

108 hotspots detected in Sumatra

108 hotspots detected in Sumatra

The National Environment Agency has detected 108 hotspots in northern and central Sumatra yesterday. 

This is due to a period of dry weather conditions over the region, leading to fires in central Sumatra. 

Isolated hotspots were also detected in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, but no smoke plumes or haze were observed there. 

The NEA adds that Singapore is unlikely to be affected by the smoke from the fires, due to prevailing winds blowing from the northeast. 

It will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

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