PM2.5 Levels Surge in Bangkok’s 41 Districts

PRESS RELEASE:

BANGKOK (NNT) – GISTDA regularly monitors PM2.5 dust levels using satellite data through the “เช็คฝุ่น” (Check Foon) application. As of 8:00 a.m. on December 15, 2023, three provinces—Nonthaburi, Samut Sakhon, and Bangkok—were identified with red-level dust concentrations, adversely impacting health. Additionally, 32 provinces surpassed the orange-level standards, indicating potential health effects.

In Bangkok, PM2.5 dust levels exceeded the red-level standard in 41 districts, with Lak Si recording the highest level, followed by Don Mueang, Ratchathewi, Yannawa, Din Daeng, Pathumwan, Sai Mai, and others. Furthermore, nine districts reported orange-level dust concentrations.

The “เช็คฝุ่น” (Check Foon) application also forecasts PM2.5 dust levels for the next 3 hours, revealing that several areas will continue to experience air quality issues ranging from orange to red levels. The application utilizes satellite technology and AI to analyze hourly PM2.5 dust levels nationwide, incorporating data from the Pollution Control Department, the Meteorological Department, and information on dust sources like heat points.

GISTDA reported 102 heat spots across Thailand on December 14, 2023. The top three provinces with the highest number of heat points were Uttaradit, Roi Et, and Kalasin.

Additionally, neighboring countries with the most heat spots included Cambodia (183 hot spots), Vietnam (116 hot spots), and Thailand ranking third with 102 hot spots.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.