Katoomba air quality monitoring station

The Katoomba air quality monitoring site is located on 20-22 Valley Road, about 1 km to the west of Katoomba. It is situated 200 m from NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Control Centre.

Air quality monitoring region: research project station

Commissioned: April 2019

Latitude: 33° 42' 37"S

Longitude: 150° 17' 59"E

Elevation: 1045.9 metres

Using data from this station, we provide hourly pollutant concentrations and an Air Quality Index (AQI).

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

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

This station is part of a special 12-month project commissioned by the Environment Protection Authority on community request to extend air quality monitoring in the Blue Mountains region.