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there was no strong breeze in bangkok on friday night, when it happen. Possibly by the seaside, with an unexpected storm.

No, I don't need sensors, unnecessary cost and I am not obsessed - my cleaners are cheaper than most brand name sensors. I check online (measuring station is in mooban), when I am really bored and also to convince my wife to go on a deserved holiday outside bangkok. Bad air quality in bkk gives a good excuse to escape to seaside.

After 10 years of not caring for air quality I have decided to get purifies because of covid, which can be initiated by lung problems/infection. Purifies run 7/24 on full power, as well as filters on all fans and all mosquito nets. 

 

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27 minutes ago, internationalism said:

I check online

I think it's not enough.

 

28 minutes ago, internationalism said:

I have decided to get purifies because of covid

That's another subject, but without any own PM2.5-meter, you'll never know what's really going on.

So I better  should say: stay well. 

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Mar 1,  2021

 

Bangkok.   I'm glad the PM2.5 level has decreased,

For your information, and I think, that's all what counts these days,

two screen shots. - By the way, the last days  were unbelievable dirty

up north, and may be, in Isaan too.

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Update.  Great numbers for Bangkok today (2 March) - 49 US AQI (green) and 63rd in the world, better than Berlin, Vancouver, Madrid, Johannesburg, Budapest, Vienna, Portland, Brussels, Paris, London....

 

What a great city to live in.

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possibly because of the southerly wind for the last few days.

officially from sunday thailand is in hot season - the winter monsoon from north-east (blowing in industrial pollution from china) has changed to southerly, which bring clean air from over the ocean.

Temperature is rising, which might contribute to stronger winds and uplift of pollutants from the ground to higher into atmosphere.

 

I have now only 41 and since the last night switched off purifies and opened all windows and doors, but forecast for evening there would be worsening and from tomorrow morning bad again till saturday. But it's very fluid situation, those forecasts are not reliable at all.

I am not optimistic, as people in phuket experience smog for the last few days. More likely fires in malaysia and indonesia are the reason.

 

ps now, after 20 minutes, jumped to 61. So something wrong might be with bangkok stations

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5 hours ago, internationalism said:

the winter monsoon from north-east (blowing in industrial pollution from china) has changed to southerly

It seems you're right. The wind blew it away.

And where did the wind blow it to?

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Up North

Phrae             AQI 253

Lampang      AQI 235

Ubon Ratch. AQI 225

Phayao          AQI 209

Nan                AQI 205

Phitsanulok  AQI 186

ChiangRai     AQI 169

ChiangMai    AQI 158

 

BKK                AQI 59

19:00     https://www.iqair.com/

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from yesterday morning the majority of my local stations are switched off. The 3 remaining once has been always showing low data. Looks for me as a selection of information. 

District thawi watthana has now only results from satellite data (market with star).

The nearest reliable data in sub-district bang kruai is 17 aqi points higher than those 3 poor ones underscoring

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1 hour ago, internationalism said:

17 aqi points higher

Very good air in Bangkok, almost like in a health resort,

if you compare it with Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son.

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https://aqicn.org/here   http://www.air4thai.com/webV2/region.php?region=1

https://www.iqair.com/thailand/bangkok

 

Bangkok   AQI  110

PM2.5
 
39.2 µg/m³trend
PM10
 
82 µg/m³

Pai   AQI  306

PM2.5
 
255.2 µg/m³

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On 3/2/2021 at 1:38 AM, brewsterbudgen said:

Update.  Great numbers for Bangkok today (2 March) - 49 US AQI (green) and 63rd in the world, better than Berlin, Vancouver, Madrid, Johannesburg, Budapest, Vienna, Portland, Brussels, Paris, London....

 

What a great city to live in.

Start the parade brew

finally a day that’s not hazardous 

perhaps your child can go outside to play 

but then again where can a child play in bangkok 

yup, you’re living the dream, sorry your child ain’t!

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On 3/2/2021 at 1:38 AM, brewsterbudgen said:

Update.  Great numbers for Bangkok today (2 March) - 49 US AQI (green) and 63rd in the world, better than Berlin, Vancouver, Madrid, Johannesburg, Budapest, Vienna, Portland, Brussels, Paris, London....

 

What a great city to live in.

Start the parade brew

finally a day that’s not hazardous 

perhaps your child can go outside to play 

but then again where can a child play in bangkok 

yup, you’re living the dream, sorry your child ain’t!

Vancouver is 28 today brew.

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2 hours ago, Ron jeremy said:

Start the parade brew

finally a day that’s not hazardous 

perhaps your child can go outside to play 

but then again where can a child play in bangkok 

yup, you’re living the dream, sorry your child ain’t!

Vancouver is 28 today brew.

Cheers Ron.  Vancouver sounds nice; can a 60-year-old Brit with a Lao wife move there easily?  I've never said I'm "living the dream", but also I don't share your doom and gloom and general negativity about life in Thailand.  Anyone would think my kid is the only one living here! Have a nice day.

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You are lucky to live in bkk with seasonal air pollution. Here in Esan we have AQI around 200 most of the year. Almost never below 150. Almost every morning Pm 2.5 is 120-170.

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April 2,  2021   -   10:00

Same today

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Bangkok is a big city and therefore has air pollution just like other big cities, especially in Asia.  It gets worse during the burning season.  It's not too bad today!

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53 minutes ago, brewsterbudgen said:

It's not too bad today!

I thought it was very good?

By the way, the second screenshot shows Northern Thailand, between Mae Hong Son, Mae Sai/Chiang Rai and Lampang/Phrae.

But thanks for the hint with 'big city' and 'air pollution'.

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1 minute ago, Yom said:

I thought it was very good?

US AQI is 44 which is still just classed as "good", although that's the average for Bangkok as a whole.  Near me it's currently US AQI 12, which IQAir still class as "good", but I class as "very good"!

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Misunderstanding, brewsterbudgen. Sorry.

Tonight (19:00) most parts of Bangkok seem to have very

good air.                            https://aqicn.org/city/bangkok/

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19:00   Here the air up north between

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Lampang/Phrae(south) and ChiangRai/MaeSai(north).

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April 3,  2021   -   10:00

Air Pollution in Thailand Bangkok Area

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and up North between Lampang,

 

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MaeHongSon and MaeSai/ChiangRai

 

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April 6,  2021   -   10:00

Things have changed a bit

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April 7,  2021   -   9:00

Things have changed again

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FYI

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Have you seen the little piggies crawling in the dirt?

 

 

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Not bad in the month of April?

The North.

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