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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. Follow the air quality category colours and use the activity guide to protect your health.


  • Smoke from hazard reduction burns may impact air quality in your area. Please monitor Fires Near Me by the RFS for the location of HRBs. Air quality during the cooler months may also be affected by smoke from domestic wood heating. NSW Health and the health activity guide, provide information on how to protect yourself from smoke.
  • Due to essential COVID-19 restrictions, data may not be available from some stations where instruments need servicing from multiple staff members working in close contact. These will be serviced when safe to do so.
  • Live data is always reported in Standard Time (AEST).