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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.

Wednesday 21 April 2021 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
Brisbane CBD288 WNW0.337.228.60
Cannon Hill272 W4.238.327.90
Deception Bay272 W240.128.50
Flinders View276 W4.736.927.10
Gatton269 W7.136.727.20
Josephville273 W4.437.526.30
Lytton261 W5.64427.40
Mountain Creek310 NW3029.2
Mutdapilly302 WNW4.63527.40
North Maclean291 WNW5.141.6270
Rocklea281 W1.641.727.97760
South Brisbane264 W3.229
Southport264 W2.63826.80
Springwood269 W342.526.80
Woolloongabba257 WSW1.840.327.90
Wynnum273 W3.742.526.90
Wynnum West278 W335.6290
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland31 NNE153026.372750
Miles Airportofflineofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
Upper Humbug244 WSW2.42625.78030
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga337 NNW1.852.626.30
Auckland Point314 NW0.855.627.20
Boat Creek327 NNW1.628.2
Boyne Island25 NNE1.827
Clinton349 N3.251.826.90
Fisherman's Landing314 NW2.755.432.30
Targinie289 WNW1.549.426.80
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater266 W1.846.327.90
Emerald338 NNW0.743.228.80
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)109 ESE0.253.925.90
Moranbah (Utah Dr)159 SSE0.629.6
West Mackay102 ESE2.128.7
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point84 E5.166.1270
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard114 ESE4.182.126.45310
Environment Parkofflineofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
Lennon Drive114 ESE4.28127.55070
North Ward99 E2.371.2270
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap94 E1.133.2

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
21 April 2021
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