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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 8am.

Sunday 2 October 2022 8am

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
Beerwah96 E0.110016.3
Brisbane CBD199 SSW0.573.814.90.3
Bundamba, Currawong Street87.313.5
Caboolture260 W0.293.315.7
Cannon Hill238 WSW2.177.614.10
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court82.214.5
Collingwood Park, Hanlon Court9113.7
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court90.513.9
Deagon218 SW0.687.714.4490.2
Deception Bay220 SW280.70.2
Dinmore, Hubert Street89.313.8
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle88.313.1
Flinders View224 SW0.58612.40
Forest Lake303 WNW0.19715
Gatton35 NE0.388.112.40
Josephville195 SSW2.873.314.60
Lytton225 SW3.581.614.60
Moggill284 WNW0.510015.2
Mountain Creek217 SW1.814.6
Mutdapilly212 SSW0.383.113.20
North Maclean237 WSW1.384.113.90
Norwell203 SSW0.199.716.3
Redbank Plains, Perry Street--
Redbank, Brigalow Lane83.414.8
Redlands199 SSW1.110016.9
Riverview, Carlyle Street83.913.9
Riverview, Johnstone Place9012.9
Rocklea202 SSW1.58014.1offline0.6
South Brisbane223 SW1.414.7
Southport169 S2.873.715.90
Springwood237 WSW0.985.413.50
Upper Kedron260 W0.310014.8
Woolloongabba203 SSW0.877.514.50.2
Wynnum225 SW290.913.50.2
Wynnum West214 SW1.29013.60
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland107 ESE2.29612.9420
Miles Airportofflineoffline93.513.3offline0
Rangeville67 ENE0.495.19.2
Toowoomba106 ESE2.899.79.40
Wide Bay-Burnett
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Bundaberg187 S5.490.116.9
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga154 SSE0.882.117.70
Auckland Point130 SE2.77519.10
Boat Creek137 SE1.820.1
Boyne Island159 SSE220.6
Clinton197 SSW2.570.419.40
Fisherman's Landing221 SW2.58118.50
South Gladstone140 SE2.474.919.23240
Targinie107 ESE171.319.40
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater63 ENE1.474.719.40
Bluff-----
Emerald79 E1.368.518.50
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)52 NE0.880.118.40
Moranbah (Utah Dr)51 NE0.719.9
Parkhurst205 SSW0.393.318.4
West Mackay206 SSW1.421.1
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point153 SSE3.970.322.40
Ayr
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr138 SE1.221.7219
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard166 SSE1.97822.71360
Environment Parkoffline0.175.124.21580
Lennon Drive146 SE1.779.722.91160
North Ward151 SSE1.770.2230
Far North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Mossman194 SSW0.110027.8
Yarrabah94.228.9
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap174 S0.721.2

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
7 December 2022
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