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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 Saturday 13 August 2022 8pm.

Saturday 13 August 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
Beerwah0 N010014.7
Brisbane CBD80 E0.182.815.40
Bundamba, Currawong Street85.814.5
Caboolture43 NE010013
Cannon Hill286 WNW0.286.2140
Collingwood Park, Cathryn Court85.515.3
Collingwood Park, Hanlon Court--
Collingwood Park, Tambo Court--
Deagon294 WNW0.69514.300
Deception Bay270 W0.589.20
Dinmore, Hubert Street94.514.7
Ebbw Vale, Grenadier Circle--
Flinders View296 WNW1.284.313.90
Forest Lake0 N097.613.6
Gatton269 W1.28113.50
Josephville185 S0.888.113.70
Lytton333 NNW3.188.414.50
Moggill62 ENE010013.5
Mountain Creek341 NNW0.414.1
Mutdapilly321 NW2.286.114.50
North Maclean138 SE0.299.812.70
Norwell0 N010013.8
Redbank Plains, Perry Street86.214.7
Redbank, Brigalow Lane86.115.4
Redlands34 NE0.210014.6
Riverview, Carlyle Street85.615.3
Riverview, Johnstone Place88.213.5
Rocklea15 NNE0.287.214.4offline0
South Brisbane359 N0.515.4
Southport242 WSW0.395.213.80
Springwood63 ENE0.589.913.30
Upper Kedron311 NW0.110012.8
Woolloongabba325 NW0.185.214.90
Wynnum318 NW1.996.313.80
Wynnum West323 NW1.296.7140
South West Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Hopeland168 SSE0.77813.310
Miles Airportofflineoffline60.416.2offline0
Rangeville246 WSW0.970.510.5
Toowoomba285 WNW1.665.311.10
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
Aldoga160 SSE0.687.517.20
Auckland Point191 S0.689.718.80
Boat Creek267 W1.218.4
Boyne Island184 S1.217.6
Clinton263 W1.385.718.30
Fisherman's Landingofflineofflineofflineofflineoffline
South Gladstone191 S0.787.918.900
Targinie202 SSW0.285.818.20
Central Queensland
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Blackwater79 E2.473.218.30
Bluff102 ESE0.676.517.50
Emerald228 SW0.348.517.20
Moranbah (Cunningham Way)offlineoffline68.618.50
Moranbah (Utah Dr)268 W0.317.6
Parkhurst59 ENE0.190.518.3
West Mackay141 SE0.619.7
Bowen
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Abbot Point161 SSE2.483.620.60
Ayr
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Ayr354 N0.421.31
Townsville
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
Coastguard27 NNE1.382.42200
Environment Park0 N086.221.500
Lennon Drive30 NNE1.185.621.900
North Ward68 ENE0.47821.60
Mount Isa
StationWind direction deg aboutWind speed m/s aboutHumidity % aboutTemperature °C aboutSolar radiation W/m² aboutRainfall mm about
The Gap169 S1.319

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 February 2023
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