Environmental issues

Air quality

Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network - map


There are a number of Hazard Reduction Burns currently underway across NSW, which may impact air quality and raise air quality alerts. For more information go to Current Fires and Incidents on the NSW Rural Fire Service web site.


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Wind rose explanation

The numbers above for PM10 and PM2.5 indicate rolling 24-hour averages, while numbers for NO2, SO2, wind speed and wind direction values are hourly averaged data. All readings are updated hourly.

According to the National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) standards, the rolling 24-hour averages shown on the map for PM10 and PM2.5 are categorised as:

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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).

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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.

Page last updated: 07 August 2014