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Smoke, Smog, Dust 2015 Chiang Mai

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New 2015 topic for fire & smoke conditions in Chiang Mai.

Members can report the conditions in their area and updates of the pollution numbers (PCD) and questions in this topic. Also published news updates regarding local conditions.

aqmthai.com Air Quality Index

Regional Daily Air Quality Data

Air Quality Standards Thailand

Smoke, Smog, Dust 2014 Chiang Mai for reference.

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Fire Map - automatically updates every 8 hours from remote link.

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A friend wants to spend a few months in northern Thailand beginning in mid-January; and, yes, I have warned them about the air pollution levels.

This is probably a silly question but is there somewhere within Lanna (say within the same commute time as from here to Mae Sai) that would be both relatively pollution free and have high-speed internet access.

Ready your particle-filters, your ionizing air-cleaners ... set ... choke.

Thanks !

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The problem in the cold season is we get an inversion layer at night which prevents the smoke pollution & car exhaust pollution escaping to higher levels at night. I was out & about this morning at about 7.30. Sunrise over the eastern hills was nice yellow sun (clean air). In the middle of the CM valley where I live, everything seemed fine. closer to the eastern hills, air quality was poor & visibility less than 1 km. Then as I traveled up to the edge of the valley, and got just a little bit higher (canal road running south towards Lamphun), the air was much clearer. Sadly, many fires were observed on my outing sad.png

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Just saw the first two forest burns of the season up in the mountains here near Mae Taeng. Fortunately it looks like we have good winds for the next few days to carry it away.

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http://aqicn.org/map/

I've found this map to be nice to look at.....of course I have no idea how accurate.

It was only a few days ago you see 999 (maybe the max reading) all over Beijing...

I hope you all enjoy. wai2.gif

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The problem in the cold season is we get an inversion layer at night which prevents the smoke pollution & car exhaust pollution escaping to higher levels at night. I was out & about this morning at about 7.30. Sunrise over the eastern hills was nice yellow sun (clean air). In the middle of the CM valley where I live, everything seemed fine. closer to the eastern hills, air quality was poor & visibility less than 1 km. Then as I traveled up to the edge of the valley, and got just a little bit higher (canal road running south towards Lamphun), the air was much clearer. Sadly, many fires were observed on my outing sad.png

that's the problem !!! As long as they don't get serious fighting those fires, the problem will exist every year

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The locals are out in full force tonight lighting fires up in the mountains north of Chiang Mai to spur mushroom growth. Luckily good wind flow and wet weather on the way.

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Baan & Beyond has a good stock of 3M Filtrate for use in your aircon units. Turn left at the checkouts and walk past the tools and car sections until you see the traffic cones. Fitrate on end cap just behind them.

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A snapshot of today of post #2 map for future reference as we may not see many more like this where all the fires north are pretty much gone.

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Baan & Beyond has a good stock of 3M Filtrate for use in your aircon units. Turn left at the checkouts and walk past the tools and car sections until you see the traffic cones. Fitrate on end cap just behind them.

So does Central in Kad Suan Kaew in the hardware section.

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Beautiful and clear, I can se the Doi Suket range from my place on lower hills of Doi Suthep. The rain and wind have done us proud.

I obtained a fine Air Filter 'Paper' called Mr Smart from Rimping Airport Plaza.

john

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Beautiful and clear, I can se the Doi Suket range from my place on lower hills of Doi Suthep. The rain and wind have done us proud.

I obtained a fine Air Filter 'Paper' called Mr Smart from Rimping Airport Plaza.

john

I could see Doi Chang Dao & Doi Inthanon this morning from my truck near San Kamphaeng. The cliffs of Inthanon to the north of the summit were very clear. Beautiful day biggrin.png

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does anyone remember if the pollution is generally better or worse in April versus March? I'm heading back, and might just try to avoid March altogether, but my memory from a few years ago and a few years before then is slipping....tks

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