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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 8 July 2020 11am

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 CBD213 SSW0.74918.80
Cannon Hill229 SW2.249.418.90
Deception Bay184 S3.452.9190
Flinders View11 N0.452.217.80
Gatton315 NW1.65516.40
Josephville201 SSW3.848.718.40
Lytton177 S3.354.519.90
Mountain Creek183 S261.720.2
Mutdapilly174 S3.846.519.20
North Maclean213 SSW2.148.819.10
Rocklea218 SW2.550.518.95630
South Brisbane234 SW2.220
Southport164 SSE1.648.319.70
Springwood189 S0.951.618.90
Woolloongabba213 SSW1.34918.90
Wynnum190 S2.55218.30
Wynnum West183 S2.949.620.30
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland81 E3.45316.43760
Miles Airportofflineoffline56.615.7offline0
Upper Humbug63 ENE2.149offline5730
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga146 SE1.562.2200
Auckland Point94 E4.166.619.40
Boat Creek113 ESE3.621.3
Boyne Island158 SSE2.621.7
Clinton125 SE460.820.40
Fisherman's Landing106 ESE3.574.124.80
South Gladstone127 SE2.361.820.43740
Targinie100 E262.520.10
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwaterofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
Emerald90 E1.545.819.60
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)108 ESE5.270.317.40
Moranbah (Utah Dr)124 SE3.819.7
West Mackay142 SE5.221.2
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point137 SE8.160.822.70
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard115 ESE4.170.721.93280
Environment Park113 ESE3.572.322.33570
Lennon Drive129 SE570.822.63140
North Ward114 ESE3.862.122.20
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap66 ENE2.822

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
19 September 2020
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