Smog from fires on Sumatra Islands in Indonesia have begun to cover parts of Thailand’s southern region, particularly Songkhla Province. However, the haze do not have any impact on public health at this moment.
Haze intensified by fires in Indonesia can now be seen clearly in the skies above Songkhla.
According to the province’s environmental office, the smog covering Songkhla and other southern provinces are being carried by the medium-strength south westerly winds toward the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
The air quality or Particulate Matter (PM10) measured yesterday in Songkhla, Phuket, Yala, Narathiwat and Satun was reportedly between 21-49 micrograms per cubic meter.
The figure is considered normal and the current air quality does not pose any threat to public health, said officials.