People come to Pattaya to breathe in the sea air, but the air has been decidedly unbreathable lately.

As has been the case in Bangkok and many areas of the East and Central regions, thick haze and pollution have hung over urban areas.

It not only has dimmed the view, but proven dangerous for the elderly, young and those with respiratory conditions.

Agricultural fires, road improvements and weather conditions are to blame for the hazardous conditions.