Air quality expected to improve slightly by early next week

 | Fri 12 Mar 2021 21:36 ICT

Head of Regional Centre for Climate and Environmental Studies, ‎Chiang Mai University, Assist. Prof. Chakrit Chotamonsak held a press conference at the Command Centre for the Protection of and Solutions for Forest Fires and PM2.5 Air Pollution today to share his analysis of the upcoming air quality.

He says that the next couple of days and nights will see continued high levels of pollution though he expects the air to clear somewhat between the 14th and 15th of this month, though the air pollution will still remain at high levels.

He said that over the next few weeks the wind between the afternoons and midnight will be coming from the West and blowing East which could also ease some of the stagnating air in the Chiang Mai basin. The past two days there have been fewer fires in the West which should bear results of better air quality in the coming days, he explained.

He says that there is no expectation of rains in the coming weeks.