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Air quality ranges from moderate to unhealthy in greater Bangkok and North

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - With less wind, the concentration of dust particles in the air has increased in many areas, particularly in Muang district of Chiang Rai province, where levels of particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) have been measured at 73 micrograms per cubic meter of air, as of Wednesday morning (Feb 19).

 

The Pollution Control Department’s Air4Thai website reported that overall air quality in greater Bangkok ranged from moderate to unhealthy, with PM2.5 levels measuring between 32 and 59 micrograms per cubic meter. Unhealthy levels of particulate in the air were reported at Muang Nakhon Pathom district in Nakhon Pathom province, Muang Samut Prakan district in Samut Prakan province, Krathum Baen and Muang Samut Sakhon districts in Samut Sakhon province.

 

Air quality in northern Thailand ranged from moderate to unhealthy, with levels of PM2.5 measuring between 47 and 73 micrograms per cubic meter. The highest level was reported in Muang Chiang Rai district of Chiang Rai province, with the air quality index (AQI) logging at 157. The second highest level was reported in Muang Mae Hong Son district of Mae Hong Son province. The PM2.5 level reached 70 micrograms per cubic meter, while the AQI stood at 149.

 

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When I'm drivin' in my car, and the man comes on the radio

He's tellin' me more and more about some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination ...
 
Thank you, dear Pollution Control Department for this information.
The air all over Thailand is very bad. OK, the air in parts of China and
in India is worse. And southern Thailand seems to be moderate...
We all know this.
But what do you want to do now, tomorrow, the next days?
In Thailand, Bangkok, in the North? 

image.png.b8a3deeba8966dc5b61d186675c19bd0.png today 20:00  aqicn.org

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They have turned everything north on Sarat Thani into a smog polluted waste land! It's now unhealthy to breathe! The disdain they hold for their own citizenry is appalling. 

 

Totally preventable, but they refuse to address the situation, and focus instead on plastic bags, why is that? 🤔 

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Thai government deserves another pat on the back for handling the air quality issue with such eagerness and determination. Words sound louder than actions.

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does anybody notice there is 0 air quality meters at the airport ?  

 

my reading is from 25 km ++ away

 

yesterday, could hardly breathe ... maybe that was an extra a. burning in the cover of night

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@ justin case   and @Katipo
 

Up North we have similar problems. Sometimes the air is worse, some days it's better.

Of course there may be inaccuracies measuring, but I hope this is not deliberate?

The best idea would be to have your own PM2.5 monitor.

Here are links - the AQI calculator and the aqmthai-website with hourly measuring.

The example is for Bangkok,  Patumwan.

I hope you might find Suvarnaphumi - สุวรรณภูมิ ?

Good luck.

https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.calculator

http://www.aqmthai.com/public_report.php

 

 

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Surely you know 'firemapper'. Last 24 hrs. not so many fires around the airport?

However smoke might travel long distances...

image.png.7a1a0ef8a400d268066e54bedff16a80.png https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/

There is a tool 'IDENTIFY'. You might find the burning site. - But then?

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In the ChiangRai-Forum (Phrae) there is more info.

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12 hours ago, Katipo said:

The Air4Thai website appears to show consistently show lower readings (~20-30 points) than all other independent sites. I can only assume this is deliberate, due to either 'selective' placement of readers or manipulation of figures. I find this morally reprehensible.

Today this seems not correct !? - for example Phrae

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http://air4thai.pcd.go.th/webV2/

http://aqicn.org/city/thailand/phrae-meteorological-station/

 

image.png.cb10e7789f969c308c1d7d1ae5ac7058.png  image.png.a52302167bca5e17df7e5584b8a17adf.png 74 is AQI 161

airvisual.com     http://www.aqmthai.com/public_report.php

 

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Was close to 160 today here in Mae Sot which is mind blowing considering the city is surrounded by Pristine jungles in every direction. 

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Sorry, a bigger part of text has been lost.

Good luck, near Mae Sot, Nakmuay887.

It seems to be a very healthy place too?

 

 

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This was last Wednesday coming back from Rayong just past Suvarnabhumi ... and there were 3 of those on the hole way back. No surprise air quality is terrible and no fire engine anywhere.

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13 hours ago, Yom said:

Today this seems not correct !? - for example Phrae

image.png.de8b74e3db8aa67f552a9904b8277e12.png  image.png.c9d56456bce8a18fd2f88f3edc0da067.png

http://air4thai.pcd.go.th/webV2/

http://aqicn.org/city/thailand/phrae-meteorological-station/

 

 

image.png.cb10e7789f969c308c1d7d1ae5ac7058.png  image.png.a52302167bca5e17df7e5584b8a17adf.png 74 is AQI 161

airvisual.com     http://www.aqmthai.com/public_report.php

 

I'm browsing around Bangkok and central regions now, and still seeing 20-30 point less from the Thai gov site. e.g. Ayutthaya 121 vs. 154, Pakret 134 vs. 155. 🤔

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0:10  short reply

 

TV and answers were locked/blocked this afternoon?

See you tomorrow.

 

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It's now part of the landscape sadly - I've stopped ranting to the missus , got an air purifier and a ticket home to a civilised country to look forward to. TIT - cometh the hour cometh the total bureaucratic corrupt incompetence. No wonder certain bigwigs spend as little time as possible here , who can blame them. 

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14 hours ago, saigonsunset said:

This was last Wednesday coming back from Rayong just past Suvarnabhumi ... and there were 3 of those on the hole way back. No surprise air quality is terrible and no fire engine anywhere.

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Total <deleted>' idiots. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

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