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Yesterday's peak at Chiang Rai station 57t was actually 386 ug/m3 PM10, 24hr value. Check it out at 0400hr, 18th March 2015.

This should be a new national record, from what I can gather. Previous record was 382 ug/m3 set on 14th March 2007.

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I checked and think nobody has posted this in the CR forum, hence I'm posting it here. Not breaking news though....

They finally reported the highest value hit, 383 ug/m3 PM10, 24-hr mean value. (actually it was 386 ug/m3 PM10 24-hr mean for 57t at 0400h 18th Mar). Nevertheless, technically it's still above the previous record of 382 ug/m3 PM10 24-hr value recorded on 14th Mar 2007.

Credit :

http://www.chiangrai...g-rai-haze.html

CHIANG RAI – The Military Junta has ordered authorities to work with neighbouring countries to tackle haze pollution in the northern provinces caused by slash-and-burn farming. Calling on authorities to enforce laws regarding land burning.

The Nation reported that Thai Military mobilised all its resources yesterday to combat the haze crisis in the North, which threatens to be the worst in recent history, with air pollution in some parts of Chiang Rai province already three times beyond safety limits.

The situation has worsened to the point that several military aircraft, including two Chinooks from Singapore, are actively spraying the area with water in a bid to reduce the smog.

The Thai-Myanmar Joint Border Committee will convene a meeting in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district to discuss the smog problem today. The air pollution in this district stood at 280 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic metre of air yesterday. The particulate matter is less than less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10).

The amount of PM10 per cubic metre of air was also alarmingly high at 383mcg in Chiang Rai’s Muang district between 7am and 9am yesterday.

The amount of PM10 should never exceed 120mcg per cubic metre of air.

Chiang Rai’s disaster-prevention-and-mitigation chief Sawang Momdee said “We are now seriously advising people to wear face masks when going outside.”

Thick smog reduced visibility on the road to just 500 metres, though it did not affect flight services to and from the province yesterday. Chiang Rai Airport has installed extra lighting on its runway to improve visibility.

The Pollution Control Department said the situation will worsen today due to overall weather conditions, adding that the amount of PM10 will most likely rise in all eight smog-hit provinces in the North by between 2 and 8 per cent.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said “It’s difficult to persuade locals not to burn off forests and land. Authorities need to enforce laws prohibiting the practice.”

The practice is part of local cultural heritage, he added.

Prayut has ordered the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to lead other ministries in tackling the haze problem.

The Foreign Ministry would be ordered to send a letter to neighbouring countries and request cooperation in dealing with a number of haze pollution hot spots, said Wichien Jungrungruang, chief of the Pollution Control Department.

Singaporean Assistance

Apart from Chiang Rai, the provinces of Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan, Lampang, Phrae and Uttaradit are also struggling with air pollution.

Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) spokesman ACM Monthon Satchukorn said yesterday that Singapore Air Force, which is taking part in Cope Tiger 2015 joint military exercises, will deploy its two Chinook helicopters to help Thailand deal with the smog and forest-fire problem. These helicopters will join the several that Thailand’s armed forces have deployed for the mission. By Nattawat Laping, Panya Thiosangwan,Ayuthai Nontirat

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Looking mighty grim out there again this morning. But chance of rain for Sunday to Thursday. thumbsup.gif

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If you have an aircondition unit in your house , the run it,shut doors and windows. The condenser will cause water droplets to form with some smoke particle and so reduce the pollution in your room. Definitely sleep in such a room. It works . Be healthy ANGIOLO

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I just read this article on Chiang Rai Times, Ban on Burning Won't Work. It is nice that they are finally placing some blame on the corn industry. Anyone who has driving the backcountry roads of Northern Thailand has seen the mountains planted in corn for are far as you can see. They say that 5 mil rai of the 7 mil rai of corn is planted in the North plus there is more across the border.

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I just read this article on Chiang Rai Times, Ban on Burning Won't Work. It is nice that they are finally placing some blame on the corn industry. Anyone who has driven the backcountry roads of Northern Thailand has seen the mountains planted in corn for as far as you can see. They say that 5 mil rai of the 7 mil rai of corn is planted in the North plus there is more across the border.

Two small corrections I missed the first time around.

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We had a nice little rain shower around 2 am. It wasn't enough to make much of a dent in the overall pollution levels but things seemed a little bit fresher in the morning.

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Had a storm this morning about 0300. Still water on the cement this morning. Just had a good storm for about an hour.We need more to clear the smoke haze but it is a good start.

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It's not bad. It'll get even better when the rain comes, later this week.

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I have been in Chiang Rai Province for 9 years. I have never seen it so bad for such a long time . It is getting WORSE . Why should that be ? A no hope situation.

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