Environmental issues

Air quality

Air quality data readings - updated hourly

 

During the bushfire danger period, air quality health alerts may be raised due to the impacts of bushfire smoke on air quality.
For more information go to Current Fires and Incidents (http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=683external link) on the NSW Rural Fire Service web site.

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See the RAQI map to locate regions.

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Understand how the AQI is calculated.

This information is also available by calling the NSW OEH Environment Line: 131 555 (local call cost throughout NSW) or (02) 9995 5555 (if calling from outside NSW).

Disclaimer: The data used in the compilation of this page have undergone only preliminary quality assurance checks. These data may require modification during final stages of validation as a result of calibration changes, power failures, instrument failures etc.

Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.1.1:2007 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Guide to siting air monitoring equipment

Non-conforming sites Reason
Rozelleclear sky angle is < 120o, trees within 20 metres west of monitoring site
Randwickclear sky angle is < 120o, trees within 20 metres west of monitoring site
Lindfieldclear sky angle is < 120o, trees within 20 metres north and south-west of monitoring site

 
 

Page last updated: 08 June 2012