Haze in the North will be less severe this year thanks to unseasonal rainfall and an intensive campaign to discourage burning, the Pollution Control Department says.
Wichien Jungrungruang, the department's director-general, said the agency had closely monitored the northern provinces as part of a 100-day bushfire and haze surveillance campaign which kicked off on Jan 21. The haze problem usually peaks in March, but the Pollution Control Department predicts it will be less serious this year than in the past.
In the past 30 days, only Phrae and Lampang provinces have recorded high levels of PM10 _ tiny dust particles smaller than 10 microns.
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