- Bushfire emergency monitoring is being undertaken at the following locations:
- Air quality across NSW may be affected by extensive smoke from bushfires, in particular, the mid-North Coast, Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands regions. For more information on:
- Visibility (Vis or NEPH) is a good indicator for smoke. If the Visibility AQI is “Poor” or worse, then there is likely to be significant smoke outside. If Visibility is “Fair” (yellow), there could be some impact due to smoke. While visibility is also affected by dust, the instrument is more sensitive to smoke.
- Health message: find out what the AQI colours mean for your activity.
- Find the concentration units we report in.
Current and forecast air quality
Air quality readings are updated hourly and a daily air quality forecast is made for the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region at 4pm each day.
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.
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).
Non-conforming air quality monitoring sites
Several of our sites do not fully comply with the requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.1.1:2007 ‘Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Guide to siting air monitoring equipment’.
|Rozelle||clear sky angle is <120o, trees within 20 metres west of monitoring site|
|Chullora||clear sky angle is <120o, trees within 20 metres north-east and east of monitoring site|
|Lindfield||clear sky angle is <120o, trees within 20 metres north and south-west of monitoring site|