New hotspots in Sumatra unlikely to affect Singapore: NEA

SINGAPORE — The 108 hotspots spotted over northern and central Sumatra yesterday (Feb 3) will likely not affect Singapore due to prevailing winds blowing from the north-east, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.

Giving this update today, the NEA said the fires were due to dry weather conditions over the region.

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

The agency said it will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates where necessary.

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