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Station overview—North Ward

Location of North Ward

Map marker is indicative only. It does not reflect the exact location of the station.
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The North Ward site was established in December 2017 as an Air NEPM reporting station for the Townsville region in place of the former Pimlico reporting station that closed in 2016. The site is located approximately two kilometres from the Port of Townsville.

Monitoring period
4 January 2018–
Parameters monitored
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Particle PM10
  • Particle PM2.5
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Visibility
  • Humidity
  • Rainfall
  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed

Current measurements at 12pm 6 December 2019

Air quality
ParameterAir quality indexMeasurementRunning average
Particle PM1034good21.9µg/m³16.9µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Particle PM2.523very good7.1µg/m³5.7µg/m³ (24hr avg)
Visibility7very good17Mm⁻¹17Mm⁻¹ (1hr avg)
Nitrogen dioxide0very good0ppm0ppm (1hr avg)
Sulfur dioxide0very good0ppm0ppm (1hr avg)
Meteorological
ParameterMeasurement
Wind direction339deg
Wind speed4.4m/s
Humidity63%
Temperature29.6°C
Rainfall0mm

Legend to air quality index colours about index values

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

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/10 records)

About air quality index values

Our scientists create an air quality index by converting measured pollutant concentrations into index values which make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with pollutant concentrations.

The index value is the pollutant concentration expressed as a proportion of the National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality (Air NEPM) standard or the Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008 (Air EPP) objective.

More information about air quality index.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
3 December 2019
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