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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.

What’s new

The Department of Environment and Science is introducing smoke sensors to provide more Queensland communities with local indicative measurements and health action advice during smoke and dust events. This sensor network will continue to expand into more locations over time. Sensor measurements can be viewed in the data table under the new 'Sensor' tab, or via the smoke and dust health action levels page.

Hydrogen sulfide monitoring is being undertaken in the Swanbank area by the department in response to community concerns around odour.

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 Sunday 2 October 2022 9am.

Sunday 2 October 2022 9am

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
Beerwah----
Brisbane CBD197 SSW0.478.814.60.4
Bundamba, Currawong Street87.313.9
Caboolture254 WSW0.192.416.4
Cannon Hill208 SSW1.581.113.90.2
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court82.814.5
Collingwood Park, Hanlon Court91.614
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court9114
Deagon201 SSW0.988.614.31080
Deception Bay203 SSW2.582.40
Dinmore, Hubert Street90.513.9
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle88.513.6
Flinders View254 WSW0.584.513.40.2
Forest Lake297 WNW0.196.315.7
Gatton210 SSW1.986.912.50.9
Josephville192 SSW2.671.615.10
Lytton211 SSW3.483.3140
Moggill280 W0.310015.8
Mountain Creek218 SW215.1
Mutdapilly221 SW1.178.814.30.1
North Maclean222 SW1.285.214.50
Norwell----
Redbank Plains, Perry Street--
Redbank, Brigalow Lane8415.1
Redlands246 WSW1.410015.8
Riverview, Carlyle Street84.414
Riverview, Johnstone Place90.213.4
Rocklea215 SW1.583.913.9offline0
South Brisbane229 SW1.614.7
Southport166 SSE2.176.2160
Springwood197 SSW0.584.413.60
Upper Kedron----
Woolloongabba-----
Wynnum211 SSW2.493.113.30.4
Wynnum West218 SW1.888.514.20.2
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland58 ENE2.59413.71310.2
Miles Airportofflineoffline--offline-
Rangeville99 E0.595.19.4
Toowoomba114 ESE2.498.29.70.3
Wide Bay-Burnett
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Bundaberg----
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga127 SE1.571.519.60
Auckland Point99 E3.670.620.20
Boat Creek116 ESE1.621.8
Boyne Island148 SSE1.422.8
Clinton184 S2.66620.50
Fisherman's Landing188 S2.575.219.80
South Gladstone128 SE1.869.520.74230
Targinie84 E1.867.220.40
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater52 NE3.469.821.10
Bluff-----
Emerald32 NNE156.321.20
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)352 N1.771.620.60
Moranbah (Utah Dr)18 NNE0.922.6
Parkhurst213 SSW0.381.621.5
West Mackay52 NE0.724.2
Far North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Mossman219 SW0.110032.3
Yarrabah82.232.2
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point121 ESE3.267.223.90
Ayr
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr101 E1.924.6546
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard115 ESE1.975.124.23210
Environment Parkoffline0.466.826.83310
Lennon Drive117 ESE2.973.9252920
North Ward103 ESE1.565.624.80
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap177 S0.824.1

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/268 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
2 October 2022
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