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When will the burn start this year in Northern Thailand?

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Old Jan 18, 19, 4:44 am
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When will the burn start this year in Northern Thailand?

Hello

My partner and I are travelling to Thailand in February and want to begin in the north to see the mountains and take in the scenery. we know that as the month goes on they tend to start the big burn but that this changes every year depending on how dry it is. We have provisionally the 4th, 10th and 18th as potential arrival dates.

It is a toss up between going earlier to avoid the haze for certain but potentially more cost, business and less planning time or the opposite. would the 10th be a good compromise and still give us a good chance we'd probably avoid the haze?

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 4:31 pm
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Earlier would be better. Are you talking 2019 or 2020?

Last year's Chiang Mai Smog thread on ThaVisa, which may be a predicter... https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/102...18-chiang-mai/
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Old Jan 21, 19, 10:22 am
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Sorry meant to say that it would be this year, 2019. Thanks for the link, very interesting.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 2:04 am
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Some guys on another forum have mentioned they've some places have start burning already in the north.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:32 am
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Some guys on another forum have mentioned they've some places have start burning already in the north.
Oh no really? Good i wonder if it might be better to go later on or just leave it until November now!
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Old Jan 22, 19, 10:46 am
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Early February the chances of haze/smog should still be small, However, even if you experience some haze I doubt it will ruin anything for you. The north/around Chiang Mai is still very nice.

4 or 10 Feb will be around CNY and there will be a lot of Chinese tourists - I would be more concerned about the hordes of tourists there and hotels being sold out.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 7:08 pm
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Starting to see some posts about burning in CM...

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/102...mment=13772492

PM2.5 numbers inching above 100...

Chiang Mai Air Pollution: Real-time PM2.5 Air Quality Index (AQI)
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Old Jan 28, 19, 10:47 pm
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Starting to see some posts about burning in CM...

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/102...mment=13772492

PM2.5 numbers inching above 100...

Chiang Mai Air Pollution: Real-time PM2.5 Air Quality Index (AQI)
How long until Lung Tu's minions claim it's being blown in from Cambodia?
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Old Feb 3, 19, 6:32 pm
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Saw this 'dashboard' from Rajamangla University, so assume the measurements are from that campus which is a ~ 3 Km northwest of the center.

http://dashboard.cmaqhi.org:8080/das...f-05f7b1fdde2f
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Apparently BKK and sorrounding areas have been suffering from air pollution lately
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Old Feb 4, 19, 5:42 pm
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Apparently BKK and sorrounding areas have been suffering from air pollution lately

Yes, it's been unusually bad for a while. Thailand Air Pollution problems

But it is starting to get bad in the north with the annual burn. I was in Lamphang and Phrae yesterday and it was quite hazy with PM2.5 > 150.
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In khon kaen now very bad here , planes being deployed today to make rain , to little to late as usual by the Thai authorities , who don't really care
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Chiang Mai third most polluted city

Sky in northern capital turns brownish as Air Quality Index gives it ‘unhealthy’ reading.

CHIANG MAI yesterday ranked third on the global list of cities with worst air pollution, based on Air Quality Index (AQI) records, by an internationally recognised AirVisual platform. Chiang Mai’s AQI scores stood at 194 as of press time, a level considered “unhealthy”. Any figure beyond 200 is very unhealthy. Across the world, Chiang Mai’s severe air pollution was just behind the Indian capital of New Delhi (AQI 215) and Pakistan’s Lahore (AQI 197). AirVisual prides itself for making the world’s largest air-quality data available at one’s fingertips.

Chiang Mai third most polluted city


Air in nation’s North is dangerous to breathe

Residents in many northern provinces were on Tuesday breathing air containing more than double the country’s official safe limit of PM2.5, particulates of 2.5 micrograms or smaller per cubic metre, according to the daily update from the Pollution Control Department’s website. (air4thai.pcd.go.th)

Air in nation?s North is dangerous to breathe
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Nationwide ban starting tomorrow ( Friday) , as stated in Wednesday's Bangkok post which just gives the farmers enough time to light their fires for another night .....as said before , the government don't really care ,and the people clueless as to what their doing
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How is the current situation in BKK? Improved since a couple of weeks ago? Expecting to arrive next weekend and would like to avoid using mask when outside.
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