Practising open burning to clear land for agricultural uses is common in certain areas in the region. The vastness of the land makes it difficult for local authorities to police this practice.
A combination of dry season, wind direction, cloud formation and poor precipitation formation creates haze. Thus haze could potentially occur in any time of the year. practice.
Prevailing winds sometimes carry smoke haze produced by the forest fires over to our skies, casting a smoky pall, particularly during the Southwest Monsoon Season.