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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 Saturday 13 August 2022 7pm.

Saturday 13 August 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 N010015.8
Brisbane CBD341 NNW0.680.615.90
Bundamba, Currawong Street84.815.4
Caboolture43 NE099.914.5
Cannon Hill315 NW0.585.114.90
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court85.515.9
Collingwood Park, Hanlon Court89.615.6
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court91.615.3
Deagon309 NW0.494.514.810
Deception Bay313 NW0.488.20
Dinmore, Hubert Street95.115.4
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle--
Flinders View305 NW0.981.914.60
Forest Lake0 N097.314.9
Gatton13 NNE0.875.715.20
Josephville347 NNW0.686.214.40
Lytton330 NNW2.688.114.80
Moggill54 NE010014.6
Mountain Creek303 WNW0.215.1
Mutdapilly10 N1.385.3150
North Maclean8 N0.495.414.20
Norwell0 N010014.8
Redbank Plains, Perry Street8615.4
Redbank, Brigalow Lane85.416
Redlands37 NE0.810015.2
Riverview, Carlyle Street85.516.1
Riverview, Johnstone Place87.714.6
Rocklea349 N0.785.315.4offline0
South Brisbane353 N0.615.8
Southport143 SE0.393.914.40
Springwood32 NNE0.389.114.10
Upper Kedron342 NNW010014.1
Woolloongabba309 NW0.583.115.30
Wynnum322 NW2.295.214.10
Wynnum West324 NW1.895.814.40
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland255 WSW15416.4180
Miles Airportofflineoffline55.216.7offline0
Rangeville256 WSW0.878.811.3
Toowoomba285 WNW1.774.311.70
Wide Bay-Burnett
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Bundabergofflineofflineofflineoffline
Gladstone
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Aldoga124 SE0.389.618.20
Auckland Point106 ESE1.68919.30
Boat Creek298 WNW0.319.1
Boyne Island188 S0.618.4
Clinton225 SW0.883.219.80
Fisherman's Landingofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
South Gladstone124 SE0.687.219.800
Targinie159 SSE0.284.818.90
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater217 SW0.449.920.40
Bluff102 ESE0.869.819.10
Emerald175 S0.337.520.20
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)offlineoffline58.620.80
Moranbah (Utah Dr)293 WNW0.419.3
Parkhurst30 NNE0.381.119.8
West Mackay95 E120.3
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point123 ESE1.281.220.90
Ayr
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr32 NNE0.8221
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard54 NE2.882.721.920
Environment Park62 ENE0.183.52210
Lennon Drive32 NNE2.383.72210
North Ward70 ENE175.921.80
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap154 SSE1.721.3

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/262 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
2 December 2022
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