YALA – The air quality in Yala has improved as the level of haze has dropped to normal.
The rainfall that doused the southernmost province last night lifted its air quality to a moderate level. The Pollution Control Department reported that the density of particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10) in Muang District today decreased to 70 micrograms per cubic meter, below the safety level of 120 micrograms per cubic meter.
Despite the forecast of southward winds and the improving weather, the department warned residents to continue to protect themselves against the smog, as the forest fire in Indonesia is ongoing.
Residents in Yala are advised to closely follow the weather report and strictly comply with doctors’ suggestions during this period. Those having allergies or respiratory problems should be extra careful with their health.