CityNews – Samoeng has exceeded a pm2.5 AQI level of 375 this morning, days after the burning ban has been lifted in Chiang Mai.
Today, April 24th, the Chiang Mai University Climate Change Data Center revelaed that the pm2.5 levels recorded between 10 and 11am in 15 areas across Chiang Mai exceeded an AQI of 125, with Samoeng reading a high of 375 followed by Pa Daet with a reading of 250 and the Night Bazaar with a reading of 200.
The governemnt have also reported on pm10 levels in Mae Hong Son and Mae Chaem on April 23rd were hitting an AQI of 152 and 143 respectively which was blamed on dust pollution coming from neighbouring provinces.
The 51 no burning ban was lifted on April 21st which gave way to another increase of dust and smoke pollution across Chiang Mai over the last few days. Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart stated that the authorities have been working closely on controlling open air burning, and orders were given to local authorities to manage the fuel used in agriculture and to watch closely on any burning activity. The government office also urged all citizens to wear N95 mask and to water house plants to keep up humidity inside.