Hotspots in Sumatra increase overnight

Hotspotsin Sumatra increase overnight

29 September 2007

published by TheStar

PETALING JAYA: Hotspots in Sumatra increased dramatically overnight from less than a hundred on Thursday to 332 on Friday, but the Malaysian Meteorological Department is not worried about the haze coming to Malaysia. 

A department spokesman said there was no haze in Malaysia yet because the wind strength was weak and that it has generally been wet. 

“There have also been not as many hotspots. Most of the time there are about a hundred with Friday registering the most at 332. 

“Even if there are hotspots, they do not last very long because of the rain,” the spokesman said, adding that it was wet in north and central Sumatra. 

He said however that the department would be monitoring the situation closely.

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