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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 23 October 2020 3am

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 CBD19 NNE0.268.621.50
Cannon Hill281 W0.175.520.50
Deception Bay221 SW181.519.70
Flinders View95 E0.971.4200
Gatton143 SE0.781.619.50
Josephville196 SSW0.669.319.70
Lytton37 NE1.472.821.60
Mountain Creek216 SW0.88818.1
Mutdapilly269 W1.276.519.90
North Maclean337 NNW0.278.118.80
Rocklea197 SSW0.376.220.100
South Brisbane47 NE0.621.2
Southport203 SSW0.574.9200
Springwood31 NNE0.281.219.20
Woolloongabba66 ENE0.372.7210
Wynnum51 NE1.876.419.80
Wynnum West26 NNE0.671.1210
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland52 NE410019.210
Miles Airportofflineoffline100.318.7offline0
Upper Humbug27 NNE2.78119.200
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga57 ENE1.873.722.30
Auckland Point21 NNE0.775.322.60
Boat Creek28 NNE122.5
Boyne Island16 NNE1.622.8
Clinton35 NE372.523.10
Fisherman's Landing15 NNE2.680.227.40
South Gladstone26 NNE2.172.823.100
Targinie196 SSW0.380.121.10
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater64 ENE578.520.60.1
Emerald36 NE1.974.121.90
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)111 ESE1.376.720.30
Moranbah (Utah Dr)87 E0.820.8
West Mackay246 WSW0.620.8
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point58 ENE3.573.423.80
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard22 NNE3.778.524.800
Lennon Drive10 N3.180.82500
North Ward21 NNE27224.70
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap259 W0.324.6

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/190 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
23 October 2020
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