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Station overview—West Mackay

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Location of West Mackay

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Established in 1997, the West Mackay station measures the impact of particles from agricultural burning on residential areas in the region.

The station was originally located in a light industrial area in West Mackay until May 2012, but is now on the western outskirts of Mackay, closer to the agricultural areas.

Monitoring period
1 January 2000–
Parameters monitored
  • Particle PM10
  • Visibility
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed

Current measurements at 3pm 19 July 2019

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1033very good23.3µg/m³16.5µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Visibility4very good9Mm⁻¹9Mm⁻¹ (1hr avg)
Wind direction120deg
Wind speed5.5m/s

Legend to air quality index colours

  • Very good 0–33
  • Good 34–66
  • Fair 67–99
  • Poor 100–149
  • Very poor >150

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/5 records)

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Last updated
19 February 2019
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