Indonesia — The number of hotspots in Sumatra has decreased by about 47% in the last 24 hours.
The Malaysia Meteorological Department said from 531 hotspots on Saturday, the number has shrunk down to 284 as at 2pm Sunday.
It said that there were more water vapour or moisture in the atmosphere which had helped.
It also said that an increase in moisture level is always a sign of rain.
Earlier, it was reported that thehaze in Malaysia would worsen as the number of hotspots in Sumatra increased and a 40ha peat forest fire was raging away at the 24th kilometre of the Elite Highway near the KL International Airport.
The Department of Environment could not be reached for comment.