11 July 2024

The whole of Thailand’s capital and its vicinity were found to have excessive amounts of PM2.3 dust in the air this morning, measured between 55 and 90 microns, according to the Pollution Control Department.

62 air quality measurement stations in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces, including Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, show the health threatening levels of PM2.5, which exceed the 50-micron safety threshold.  The highest level was found at Tambon Paknam in Muang district of Samut Prakan.

The affected areas in and around Bangkok are:

Tambon Hirunrujeee in Thon Buri district

Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district

Tambon Bang Na and Bang Na district

Tambon Khlong Chan in Bang Kapi district

Tambon Din Daeng in Din Daeng district

Tambon Chong Nonsee in Yan Nawa district

Rama IV Road in Pathumwan district

Intharakpitak Road in Thon Buri district

Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district

Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district

Tambon Phya Thai and Phya Thai district

Tambon Plabpla in Wang Thong Lang district

Tambon Nakhon Pathom in Muang district of Nakhon Pathom

Tambon Bang Kruai in Bang Kruai district of Nonthaburi

Tambon Bangpood in Pakkred district of Nonthaburi

Tambon Khlong Noeng in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani

Tambon Bang Khayaeng in Muang district of Pathum Thani

Tambon Songkhanong in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan

Tambon Bang Sao Thong in Bang Sao Thong district in Samut Prakan

Tambon Om-noi in Krathum Ban district of Samut Sakhon

Tambon Mahachai in Muang district of Samut Sakhon

In the eastern province of Rayong, the PCD reported this morning that air quality readings show the level of PM2.5 ranging from 58 to 118 microns in Tambon Huay Pong, Tambon Noen Phra, Tambon Tapong and Tambon Map Ta Pud in Muang district and Tambon Tha Toom in Sri Mahapo district.

In the northernmost province of Mae Hong Son, the highest level of PM 2.5 was reported in Tambon Chongkham in Muang district, at 125 microns with 81 microns in Tambon Chang Toeng in Mae Cham district of Chiang Mai, 76 microns in Tambon Nachak of Muang district of Phrae and 72 microns in Tambon Phra Baat in Muang district of Lampang.