12 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals suffer excessive PM2.5 on Thursday

People in Thailand’s capital, and its four neighbouring provinces, have been warned to brace for an increase in PM2.5 pollution, with 12 areas facing excessive amounts today and tomorrow.

The Pollution Control Department attributes the poor air quality to a weakening of the cold front from China, resulting in an accumulation of particulate matter in the atmosphere.  It predicts that the air quality tomorrow will be worse.

According to an Air4Thai report at 10am today, the amount of PM2.5 dust in the air in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, was measured at between 36 and 93 microns, compared to the safety level of 50 microns.

The areas reporting over 50 microns are:

-Hirunrujee sub-district of Thon Buri district ​​​​65 microns

-Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district ​​​72 microns

-Song Khanong sub–district in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan ​​63 microns

-Din Daeng sub-district in Din Daeng district ​​​​65 microns

-Talad Kwan sub-district in Muang district of Nonthaburi ​​​59 microns

-Om Noi sub-district in Krathum Ban district of Samut Sakhon ​​66 microns

-Bang Prong sub-district in Muang district of Samut Prakan ​​55 microns

-Paknam sub-district in Muang district of Samut Prakan ​​​74 microns

-Bang Sao Thong sub-district in Bang Sao Thong district of Samut Prakan ​78 microns

-Khlong 1 sub-district in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani ​​65 microns

-Maha Chai sub-district in Muang district of Samut Sakhon ​​93 microns

-Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district ​​​​60 microns

-Thung Song Hong sub-district in Laksi district ​​​​65 microns

The Pollution Control Department also said that excessive amounts of PM10 dust, between 59 and 145 microns, were recorded today in:

–Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district

–Om Noi sub-district in Krathum Ban district of Samut Sakhon

–Paknam sub-district in Muang district of Samut Prakan

–Bang Sao Thong sub-district in Samut Prakan

–Maha Chai sub-district in Samut Sakhon

–Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district

-Nakhon Pathom sub-district in Nakhon Pathom

–Khlong Sam Wa district in Bangkok

–Vibhavadi Rangsit highway in Din Daeng district

–Pattanakarn Road in Bangkok

–Bang Na-Trat Road in Bang Na

–Sukhapibaan Road in Sai Mai district

–Liab Waree Road in Nong Chok district, Srinakharin Road in Prawet district

–Ma Charoen Road in Nong Kham district

 

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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