Ogan Komering Ilir Regency, South Sumatra (INDONESIA) - Heavy rain fell on Thursday evening (Oct 29) on the Ogan Komering Ilir regency, one of the areas badly hit by forest fires in Indonesia's South Sumatra province, bringing a brief respite from the choking haze that has spread across South-east Asia.
South Sumatra had heavy rain that lasted between 15-20 minuteas at 7pm on Thursday after three months of no rain at all.
The authorities have stepped up cloud seeding operations to induce rain in the past few days as clouds have started to form.
Weather forecasters predict more clouds to form from Nov 8 onwards.
Cloud seeding crews have found South Sumatra the most difficult province to induce rain as it has had the least number of clouds.
Other parts of Sumatra and many parts of Kalimantan have earlier started to rain.