Haze gone, unlikely to return

PHUKET: Blue skies returned to Phuket today as the haze from Indonesia receded, thanks to a combination of local winds and increasingly effective fire-fighting on Sumatra.

Chumnong Chitpukdee, Chief of the Meteorological Department‘s Southern Meteorological Center (West Coast), told the Gazette this morning that the weather in Phuket has already returned to normal.

“Luckily for us we have sea breezes that moved the haze on at a brisk pace. The haze situation in provinces further south is improving, though Trang, Krabi and Satun are still suffering” he added.

He explained, “I don’t think the haze will return to Phuket or the surrounding area because the fires on Sumatra are now being fought through international cooperation.”

K. Chumnong added that, because of a low-pressure trough, Phuket is unlikely to have rain for the next few days.

For Phuket weather forecasts, go here.

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