Airborne dust levels increases in 34 districts in Bangkok on Sunday


BANGKOK — Unhealthy air is back in Bangkok on Sunday and thirty-four districts in the city are suffering from excessive amounts of airborne dust.

According to a Thai PBS World report, 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, placed Bangkok 9th on the US Air Quality Index (AQI) rankings on Sunday morning.

The top ten Air Quality Index (AQI) rankings are:


  1. Lahore in Pakistan 239
  2. Hanoi in Vietnam 238
  3. Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia 198
  4. Delhi in India 189
  5. Mumbai in India 174
  6. Phnom Penh in Cambodia 172
  7. Sofia in Bulgaria 171
  8. Yangon in Myanmar 165
  9. Bangkok 164
  10. 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

Source: Thai PBS World

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