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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 Monday 3 October 2022 7pm.

Monday 3 October 2022 7pm

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
Beerwah0 N010018.9
Brisbane CBD84 E0.756.318.30
Bundamba, Currawong Street58.919.5
Caboolture125 SE076.116.8
Cannon Hill124 SE0.957.617.90
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court58.218.9
Collingwood Park, Hanlon Court71.219.5
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court72.118.7
Deagon153 SSE0.666.218.310
Deception Bay136 SE1.363.40
Dinmore, Hubert Street67.619
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle62.418.3
Flinders View80 E2.656.917.70
Forest Lake195 SSW074.519.1
Gatton82 E3.761.117.80
Josephville60 ENE1.459.317.40
Lytton121 ESE2.965.418.40
Moggill80 E0.39919.3
Mountain Creek132 SE1.518.7
Mutdapilly79 E2.660.917.60
North Maclean75 ENE1.665.517.20
Norwell117 ESE0.287.217.6
Redbank Plains, Perry Streetofflineoffline
Redbank, Brigalow Lane65.319.6
Redlands132 SE0.888.418.9
Riverview, Carlyle Street59.119.1
Riverview, Johnstone Place68.518.1
Rocklea44 NE1.360.118.1offline0
South Brisbane93 E0.818.2
Southport157 SSE1.666.517.80
Springwood89 E0.865.916.50
Upper Kedron109 ESE0.388.617.3
Woolloongabba79 E157.618.30
Wynnum117 ESE1.863.817.80
Wynnum West115 ESE2.557.419.20
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland80 E34321.2750
Miles Airportofflineoffline45.521.4offline0
Rangeville32 NNE0.479.513.7
Toowoomba101 E2.366.614.70
Wide Bay-Burnett
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Bundaberg98 E2.266.319.5
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga112 ESE2.967.219.90
Auckland Point92 E8.366.820.70
Boat Creek102 ESE3.820.9
Boyne Island114 ESE2.720.9
Clinton159 SSE6.262.3210
Fisherman's Landing174 S8.169.821.10
South Gladstone107 ESE3.567.12100
Targinie92 E364.220.60
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater70 ENE3.757.622.80
Bluffofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
Emerald76 ENE1.950.223.50
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)67 ENE3.967.822.80
Moranbah (Utah Dr)84 E2.522.8
Parkhurst68 ENE1.470.120.9
West Mackay110 ESE4.622.7
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point113 ESE6.470.124.10
Ayr
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr85 E3.524.82
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard68 ENE474.925.660
Environment Parkoffline0.275.725.740
Lennon Drive67 ENE2.975.725.830
North Ward80 E268.625.50
Far North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Mossman116 ESE0.210027.9
Yarrabah9926
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap17 NNE0.732.7

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
28 January 2023
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