Improved air quality in and around Bangkok
Air quality in and around Bangkok today has improved considerably with only two of 20 areas classified as being polluted beyond safety level.
Air monitors found PM2.5 particulate in the roadside area of Phahonyothin road in Chatuchak district to be at 60 milligram/cubic metre and along Lat Phrao road at 51 milligram/cubic metre beyond the standard limit of 50 milligram/cubic metre, according to the Pollution Control Department.
The department attributed the improvement of air quality in and around Bangkok to rain and improved air circulation.
From the weather forecast model of the Meteorological Department, the department said air quality in and around the city tomorrow would be moderate up to good despite the closed weather.
The condition of air quality during January 5-7 was quite bad with PM2.5 dust particles exceeding standard level in 20 areas in and around Bangkok, posing health hazards especially to elderly people, children and pregnant women.