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Live air data

The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) in collaboration with industry partners operates an air quality monitoring network across the state.

Data from the monitoring network is presented online as ambient concentration, air quality categories and smoke and dust health action levels which are updated hourly.

Smoke and dust health action levels

There are currently no elevated health action levels.

Based on PM2.5 readings at air monitoring stations and smoke sensors at Saturday 20 April 2024 1pm.

For current bushfire and smoke warnings, visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Saturday 20 April 2024 1pm

Air quality data is available from 1 January 2016. Individual stations have been monitoring for different time periods so data may not be available for all possible times.

Meteorological

Select a value within the table to generate charts and to download air quality data.

South East Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Beaudesert220 SW3.524.3
Beerwah140 SE0.123.7
Boonah156 SSE1.425.4
Brisbane CBD173 S0.850.123.50
Bundamba, Currawong Street68.623.4
Burpengary304 NW0.625.8
Caboolture127 SE0.125.8
Caloundra200 SSW1.923.6
Cannon Hill144 SE1.550.123.50
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court--
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court58.524.7
Coomera166 SSE2.759.223.10
Cooroy359 N021.7
Deagon150 SSE0.56123.5710
Deception Bay147 SSE2.158.60.1
Dinmore, Hubert Street68.523.2
Eagleby132 SE0.425.4
Eatons Hill246 WSW0.124.8
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle67.423.8
Flinders View144 SE0.852.722.60
Forest Lake178 S025.1
Gatton108 ESE253.522.40
Josephville192 SSW3.856.421.30
Kilcoy234 SW0.121.9
Kippa-Ring163 SSE1.624.5
Lowood109 ESE024.8
Lytton140 SE4.262.922.70
Maleny168 SSE2.918.6
Moggill190 S0.725.1
Mountain Creek180 S0.921.5
Mutdapilly161 SSE3.650.222.90
Nambour234 SW1.191.120.21330.4
North Maclean192 SSW2.759.322.50
Norwell124 SE0.524.6
Parkwood149 SSE1.161.723.20
Petrie72 ENE0.325.7
Redbank, Brigalow Lane60.624.6
Redlandsofflineofflineoffline
Riverview, Carlyle Street61.324.8
Riverview, Johnstone Place67.424.7
Rocklea225 SW251.522.9offline0
South Brisbane217 SW1.423.9
Southport162 SSE2.56022.90
Springwood134 SE0.85522.80
Tamborine Mountain237 WSW0.123.7
Tewantin208 SSW1.721.2
Upper Kedron205 SSW0.624.3
Woolloongabba183 S1.150.223.70
Wynnum153 SSE2.158.722.80
Wynnum West151 SSE1.961.723.20
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Charleville180 S0.820.2
Chinchilla163 SSE0.517.8
Dalby168 SSE0.819.8
Goondiwindi243 WSW225
Highfields178 S1.517.2
Miles244 WSW0.318.4
Oakey77 ENE1.420.8
Pittsworth62 ENE0.220.3
Rangeville35 NE0.579.817.2
Roma189 S2.820.4
Stanthorpe105 ESE1.521.7
Toowoomba78 ENE278.816.7560.5
Warwick125 SE3.722.8
Wide Bay-Burnett
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Bundaberg98 E2.369.924.6
Gayndah211 SSW0.621.4
Gympie22.2
Hervey Bay117 ESE2.526.6
Kingaroy103 ESE1.218.5
Maryborough116 ESE2.281.11980
Tin Can Bay204 SSW0.725.1
Toogoom177 S0.827.4
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga168 SSE1.187.320.10.3
Auckland Point105 ESE3.892.120.60.3
Boat Creek139 SE1.320.8
Boyne Island146 SE1.520.8
Clinton150 SSE1.884.520.80.2
Fisherman's Landingofflineoffline93.320.51.7
South Gladstoneofflineoffline86.320.81170.6
Targinie124 SE0.985.720.61.4
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Biloela184 S1.122
Blackwater187 S4.854.923.10
Bluff123 ESE1.858.421.10
Emerald150 SSE3.540.923.70
Gracemere206 SSW0.123.7
Longreach155 SSE5.925.6
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)121 ESE2.467.5260
Moranbah (Utah Dr)143 SE228.5
Parkhurst206 SSW1.192.322.2
Yeppoon153 SSE0.327.1
Whitsunday
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point-----
Proserpine125 SE1.733.7
Sarina124 SE136.8
West Mackay117 ESE2.828.1
North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr111 ESE2.929.8865
Charters Towers137 SE1.536.1
Ingham0 N031.7
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard60 ENE3.369.328.26350
Environment Park77 ENE0.858.432.55860
Kirwanofflineofflineoffline
Lennon Drive64 ENE3.161.2315460
North Ward68 ENE1.96028.90
South Townsville256 WSW1.536.2
Stuart---
Far North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Atherton133.9 SE1.130.2
Cairns122 ESE2.559.230.58930
Gordonvale99.6 E135
Innisfail125.5 SE1.634.8
Mareeba91 E1.435.1
Mossman112 ESE035.2
Weipa98 E330.9
Yarrabah32.8
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap131 SE2.925.5

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/410 records)

The data used to compile this air quality information comes directly from the department's air monitoring network and has only undergone a preliminary quality check. Data is retrieved from the stations every hour and after quality checks, is available approximately 1 hour later.

All data on this site is shown in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

  • If there is no data measured for a parameter, or data could not be retrieved from the monitoring station at this hour, no data is shown in the cell.
  • An offline message in a cell indicates that measurements are temporarily unavailable due to equipment servicing or failure. See network status.

About these Meteorological parameters

Wind direction

When high pollutant concentrations occur at a monitoring station, wind data records can determine the general direction and area of the emissions. Identifying the sources means planning to reduce the impacts on air quality can take place. The measurement indicates the direction the wind is coming from.

Wind direction is measured in degrees.

More information about Wind direction

Wind speed

When high pollutant concentrations occur at a monitoring station, wind data records can determine the general direction and area of the emissions. Identifying the sources means planning to reduce the impacts on air quality can take place.

Wind speed is measured in metres per second.

More information about Wind speed

Humidity

Like temperature and solar radiation, water vapour plays an important role in many thermal and photochemical reactions in the atmosphere.

Humidity is measured in percentage.

More information about Humidity

Temperature

Measuring temperature supports air quality assessment, air quality modelling and forecasting activities.

Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius.

More information about Temperature

Solar radiation

Measuring solar radiation is beneficial for modelling photochemical smog events, as the intensity of sunlight has an important influence on the rate of the chemical reactions that produce the smog. The cloudiness of the sky, time of day and geographic location all affect sunlight intensity.

More information about Solar radiation

Rainfall

Rain has a ‘scavenging’ effect when it washes particulate matter out of the atmosphere and dissolves gaseous pollutants. Removing particles improves visibility. Where there is frequent high rainfall, air quality is generally better.

More information about Rainfall

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Last updated
20 April 2024