Weekend rain and some gusty winds have helped to clear the haze from the air in Chiang Mai. The air quality yesterday and today has been excellent and from the city the views of Doi Suthep have been outstanding.
I’m not sure whether the recent rain we’ve had up here was brought on by the Royal Rainmaking Project or not, but either way it provided some welcome relief from the haze and sweltering temperatures of the previous week. Although the weather remains hot, the air is cleaner, the views are clearer and life is again sabai sabai in Chiang Mai.
I visited Doi Inthanon National Park yesterday and the air was cool and clear with a bit of light rain. From the viewpoints it was still possible to see some fires burning in the distance, but thankfully the ‘burning season’ appears to be coming to an end. Slash and burn farming, rubbish burning and dry weather all help to contribute to the annual smog and haze the north of Thailand experiences every March. The worst of the haze is usually over by early April, so hopefully visitors to the region can look forward to clear views in the next few weeks.