Smog has struck in Thailand, prompting authorities to take drastic action during the unexpected weather conditions. Concerns over air quality meant Thai officials deployed drones to spray water from the sky in an attempt to clear the toxic blanket which has swamped the city. They have vowed to reassess the situation on Sunday, to determine whether extra precautions are needed. Yet in the interim, it still safe for UK holidaymakers to visit the popular winter sunshine island?
What is the situation in Thailand?
Thailand’s capital is under siege from a dangerous blanket of dust particles which is deemed to have reached dangerous levels.
Authorities have ordered schools to be closed in Bangkok an the surrounding areas after detecting the particles, which are small enough to be inhaled into the lungs and transported to other organs in the body.
The air Quality Index deems a safe score to be 25 – yet on Wednesday in Bangkok, they clocked in at 175.
The school closures are also hoped to reduce the amount of air pollution from traffic.
Thailand weather: A toxic smog has surrounded Thailand (Image: Getty)
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