Upper Hunter - Live air quality data

Live data feeds of current wind speed, wind direction and air quality.

Wind rose explanation

The above data for PM10 and PM2.5 indicate rolling 24-hour averages, while NO2, SO2, NH3, wind speed and wind
direction values are hourly averages.  All readings are updated hourly.

According to the National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) standards, the rolling 24-hour averages shown on the map for PM10 and PM2.5 and the hourly NO2 and SO2 are categorised as:

Air quality key

According to the National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) standards, the rolling 24-hour averages shown on the map for PM10 and PM2.5 and the hourly NO2 and SO2 are categorised as:

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).

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.

Information for sensitive groups

Some people may be more sensitive to air pollution. Sensitive groups include people with lung disease or heart disease, children, older adults, pregnant women.

What activity can I do?

Colour indicator What activities can I do
0-33
Very good
Enjoy normal activities.
34-65
Good
Enjoy normal activities.
67-99
Fair

People unusually sensitive to air pollution should reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

Others are not likely to be affected when the AQI is in this range.

100-149
Poor

Sensitive groups should reduce strenuous outdoor activities.

Other adults are not likely to be affected. Anyone who experiences symptoms should reduce outdoor activities.

150-199
Very poor

Sensitive groups should avoid strenuous outdoor activities

Other adults should reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

200+
Hazardous

Sensitive groups should avoid all outdoor activities.

Other adults should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

  • Bushfire emergency monitoring is being undertaken at the following locations across NSW, using a series of temporary incident air quality monitoring instruments: Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Lismore , Grafton,  Taree, Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Merimbula, Cooma
  • Air quality across NSW may be affected by extensive smoke from bushfires:
  • 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.

Bushfire smoke can affect people's health and it is important for everyone to reduce exposure.

Find out about:

  • Air Quality Index
  • protecting yourself from bushfire smoke
  • returning home safely
  • medications and prescriptions
  • support services
  • illness and injury from bushfire
  • information for child care centres and parents
  • advice for general practitioners

Visit Health NSW - Bushfire

Learn about air quality information, what Air Quality Index values are and how they are calculated.

Understanding Air Quality Data.