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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.

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 8pm.

For current bushfire and smoke warnings, visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Monday 3 October 2022 8pm

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
Beerwah56 NE010017.1
Brisbane CBD86 E0.66017.70
Bundamba, Currawong Street61.718.7
Caboolture123 ESE079.515.9
Cannon Hill197 SSW0.563.416.80
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court60.318.4
Collingwood Park, Hanlon Court73.318.8
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court73.418.2
Deagon169 S0.570.417.410
Deception Bay136 SE1.665.30
Dinmore, Hubert Street69.218.5
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle64.417.8
Flinders View77 ENE2.358.717.40
Forest Lake0 N078.418.5
Gatton91 E2.463.317.20
Josephville84 E1.958.916.80
Lytton125 SE368.118.20
Moggill80 E0.310019
Mountain Creek133 SE1.218
Mutdapilly81 E1.961.217.10
North Maclean86 E1.168.816.90
Norwell133 SE090.916.9
Redbank Plains, Perry Streetofflineoffline
Redbank, Brigalow Lane66.919.1
Redlands134 SE194.318.4
Riverview, Carlyle Street61.818.5
Riverview, Johnstone Place70.817.6
Rocklea47 NE0.663.517.3offline0
South Brisbane104 ESE0.617.6
Southport169 S2.266.3170
Springwood96 E169.616.10
Upper Kedron275 W0.195.215.4
Woolloongabba79 E0.960.717.70
Wynnum152 SSE1.56817.10.1
Wynnum West127 SE1.364.118.10
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland82 E2.45419.210
Miles Airportofflineoffline58.419.5offline0
Rangeville21 NNE0.581.213.3
Toowoomba108 ESE2.978.913.50
Wide Bay-Burnett
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Bundaberg102 ESE2.466.719.1
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga118 ESE2.467.519.60
Auckland Point91 E7.965.120.60
Boat Creek104 ESE4.220.8
Boyne Island109 ESE3.220.6
Clinton162 SSE5.761.320.70
Fisherman's Landing173 S8.368.1210
South Gladstone107 ESE3.166.320.800
Targinie93 E3.362.420.60
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater62 ENE4.761.721.50
Bluffofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
Emerald71 ENE1.852.522.70
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)61 ENE373.321.60
Moranbah (Utah Dr)75 ENE1.721.6
Parkhurst70 ENE0.574.320.4
Whitsunday
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point127 SE6.170.923.60
West Mackay117 ESE4.522.6
North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr88 E3.624.60
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard82 E4.375.825.500
Environment Park--77.325.500
Lennon Drive91 E3.577.425.500
North Ward93 E3.169.325.40
Far North Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Mossman116 ESE0.310027.5
Yarrabah10025.5
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap7 N0.630.3

Most of the data is not validated (7% validated, 18/268 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
26 May 2024