The Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network Autumn 2020 Seasonal Newsletter provides an overview of air quality in the region during the Autumn 2020 period (1 March to 31 May 2020).
Air quality in the Upper Hunter was generally good during autumn 2020. Daily particle levels were within national benchmarks 100% of the time at Muswellbrook and Singleton. Hourly particle levels were in the good to fair air quality categories 98.6% and 99.8% of the time at Muswellbrook and Singleton, respectively. Regional air quality was greatly improved compared to the previous two years, as drought conditions weakened throughout most of NSW following good rainfall events from February 2020.