Haze returns to Bangkok as airborne dust levels soar in 34 districts
Thirty-four districts in Bangkok have excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust in air today (Sunday) as the haze returns to the city, according to the coordinating centre for solving air pollution in the capital.
The levels of airborne PM2.5 dust were measured at 50-72 microns over the past 24 hours, with Lat Krabang district being the worst-hit area, measured at 72 microns.
Meanwhile, airvisua.com placed Bangkok 9th on the US AQI rankings today.
The top ten AQI rankings are:
- Lahore in Pakistan 239
- Hanoi in Vietnam 238
- Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia 198
- Delhi in India 189
- Mumbai in India 174
- Phnom Penh in Cambodia 172
- Sofia in Bulgaria 171
- Yangon in Myanmar 165
- Bangkok 164
- Dhaka in Bangladesh 163
In northern Thailand, Air4Thai application reports that today PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere was measured at 22-70 microns, with the highest level in Tambon Nachak of Phrae province.
Excessive amounts of dust was also reported in:
- Tambon Mae Pa, in Mae Sot district of Tak province
- Tambon Naiwiang in Muang district of Nan
- Tambon Ban Tom in Muang district of Phayao province
- Tambon Phra Baat in Muang district of Lampang
- Tambon Sob Pad in Mae Moh district of Lampang
- Tambon Mae Moh in Mae Moh district of Lampan
- Tambon Wiang Pangkham in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai
Tags: excessive dust particles, PM2.5 particulate, Lat Krabang