Wallsend air quality monitoring station

The Wallsend air quality monitoring site is located in the Newcastle City Council Swimming Pool, off Frances Street, Wallsend. It is situated in a residential area south-west of Newcastle.

Air quality monitoring region: Lower Hunter

Commissioned: November 1992

Elevation: 8 metres

Using data from this station, we provide hourly pollutant concentrations, 24-hour summary and an Air Quality Index (AQI). Data from this site is also on the Newcastle local map.

The following air pollutants and meteorological variables are currently measured at Wallsend:

  • Ozone (O3)
  • Oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2 and NOx)
  • Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  • Visibility using nephelometry
  • Fine particles as PM10
  • Fine particles as PM2.5
  • Wind speed, wind direction and sigma theta
  • Ambient temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Solar radiation