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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 index values and health action levels which are updated hourly.

What’s new

Queensland is now reporting hourly averages for PM2.5, PM10 and TSP (instead of a 24 hour running average).

Queensland Health has created 5 health action levels, presented in a colour indicator scale, to provide advice on what activities you can do, based on the hourly average concentrations of PM2.5 in the air.

Friday 22 January 2021 12pm

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
Brisbane CBD18 NNE142.127.10
Cannon Hill41 NE1.842.626.50
Deception Bay55 NE2.453.825.30
Flinders View2 N0.938.927.10
Gatton51 NE1.343.925.90
Josephville52 NE145.125.80
Mountain Creek74 ENE1.849.428.3
Mutdapilly49 NE1.544.826.50
North Maclean102 ESE0.844.727.10
Rocklea40 NE1.842.527.18930
South Brisbane51 NE1.528.6
Springwood34 NE1.147.726.10
Woolloongabba25 NNE1.542.826.80
Wynnum75 ENE3.454.124.70
Wynnum West66 ENE344.827.30
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland133 SE1.74526.214680
Miles Airportofflineoffline46.526.3offline0
Upper Humbug148 SSE25025.67000
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga80 E4.744.427.70
Auckland Point73 ENE6.252.426.50
Boat Creek82 E4.128.7
Boyne Island72 ENE3.928.2
Clinton80 E5.247.327.20
Fisherman's Landing107 ESE5.451.634.40
South Gladstone56 NE3.347.72811170
Targinie86 E3.646.627.70
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater77 ENE2.34028.30
Bluff108 ESE1.238.628.80
Emerald147 SSE1.546.827.70
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)101 E4.644.426.90
Moranbah (Utah Dr)115 ESE3.330.6
West Mackay124 SE4.828.7
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point135 SE6.953.828.10
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard98 E4.66328.17460
Environment Park94 E3.764.728.78250
Lennon Drive114 ESE4.861.629.27160
North Ward88 E3.854.928.20
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap342 NNW1.234.5

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/195 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
22 January 2021
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