6 June 2024

The levels of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere over Bangkok and its suburbs have fallen today (Thursday) to 27-66 microns, with 11 areas found to exceed the 50-micron safety threshold, according to the Pollution Control Department (PCD).

Meanwhile, the PCD reported that the general air quality in the rest of the country has improved slightly today (Thursday), compared to yesterday, with the levels of PM2.5 dust in northern provinces being 15-80 microns, 44-75 microns in northern provinces and 53-79 microns in central and western provinces.

The 11 areas in Bangkok affected by excessive fine dust particles are:

  • Soi Lat Phrao 95 and Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district, 67 microns
  • Thung Song Hong sub-district in Laksi district, 59 microns
  • Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district, 57 microns
  • Pahonyothin Road in Bang Khen district, 57 microns
  • Rama III-Charoen Krung Road in Bang Khor Laem district, 57 microns
  • Sukhumvit Soi 63 in Wattana district, 57 microns
  • Nawamin Road in Bang Kapi district, 56 microns
  • Lat Krabang Road in Lat Krabang district, 54 microns
  • Charoen Nakhon Road in Khlong San district, 53 microns
  • Khlong Toei sub-district in Khlong Toei district, 53 microns
  • Samsen Road in Phra Nakhon district, 51 microns

Seven affected areas in the northern region are:

  • Tambon Nachak in Muang district of Phrae province, 80 microns
  • Tambon Phra Baat in Muang district of Lampang province, 78 microns
  • Tambon Ban Dong in Mae Moh district of Lampang, 77 microns
  • Tambon Mae Moh in Mae Moh district of Lampang, 76 microns
  • Tambon Nai Wiang in Muang district of Nan province, 66 microns
  • Tambon Sobpat in Mae Moh district of Lampang province, 61 microns
  • Tambon Mae Pah in Mae Sot district of Tak province, 54 microns

Six affected areas in the central and western provinces are:

  • Tambon Ban Nua in Muang district of Kanchanaburi province, 79 microns
  • Tambon Sanam Chai in Muang district of Suphan Buri province, 73 microns
  • Tambon Pak Priew in Muang district of Saraburi province, 67 microns
  • Tambon Paknam Po in Muang district of Nakhon Sawan province, 66 microns
  • Tambon Pratu Chai in Phra Nakhon district of Ayutthaya province, 60 microns
  • Tambon Na Muang in Muang district of Ratchaburi province, 53 microns

Only three areas in the Northeast are affected by high levels of PM2.5, namely:

  • Tambon Nai Muang in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima, 75 microns
  • Tambon Nai Muang in Muang district of Khon Kaen province, 64 microns
  • Tambon Na Arn in Muang district of Loei province, 55 microns