Excessive PM2.5 dust found in two areas of Bangkok Saturday
Only two areas in Bangkok were found to have PM2.5 in the atmosphere exceeding the 50-micron safety level on Saturday, according to the Air Quality Information Centre of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Air quality readings taken between 5am and 7am today (Saturday) showed the level of PM2.5 ranging from 24-58 microns, averaging 36.3 microns, with only Nong Chok and Lat Krabang districts reporting excessive levels of PM2.5, measured at 58 and 52 microns respectively.
The air quality in Bangkok today is better than yesterday and air pollution is forecast to reduce from tomorrow until February 8th, due to better air circulation and rain in some areas, induced by the south-easterly wind, which carries moisture from the South China Sea and Gulf.
The weather in northern Thailand is warming up, as the cold front from China is weakening, which will also help ease the problem of PM2.5 in the atmosphere.
Rain is forecast for 40% of Bangkok between tomorrow and February 8th. Only one hotspot was detected in Bangkok today, by a NASA satellite, in Lat Krabang district.