Air quality in Canberra

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Canberra

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Weather

What is the current weather in Canberra?

WeatherBroken clouds
Temperature53.6 oC
Humidity62 %
Wind16.1 km/h
Pressure1014 mb

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live aqi city ranking

Real-time Australia major city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Narrabri

112

2Triabunna

80

3Burpengary

73

4Kembla Grange

73

5Wollongong

70

6Wangaratta

64

7Central Coast

62

8Muswellbrook

60

9Wallsend

54

10Albury

52

  (local time)

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live Canberra aqi ranking

Real-time Canberra air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1Monash

18

2Civic

17

3Florey

17

4Banks

4

  (local time)

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7:09, May 31

is there air pollution in Canberra?

US AQI

17

live AQI index
Good

Overview

What is the current air quality in Canberra?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good17 US AQIo3
PollutantsConcentration
pm25
2.8 µg/m³
pm10
5.4 µg/m³
o3
42 µg/m³

Forecast

Canberra air quality forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Thursday, May. 28

Good

Friday, May. 29

Moderate

Saturday, May. 30

Good

Today

Good

53.6° 44.6°

8.9 mp/h

Monday, Jun. 1

Good

46.4° 35.6°

15.7 mp/h

Tuesday, Jun. 2

Good

51.8° 35.6°

6.7 mp/h

Wednesday, Jun. 3

Good

55.4° 32°

2.2 mp/h

Thursday, Jun. 4

Good

53.6° 30.2°

0 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Canberra

What is Canberra’s air quality?

 

Canberra is one of the capital cities with the best air quality. However, in the last two weeks of 2019, Canberra broke into the Top 10 most polluted major cities live ranking and topped the rankings at times, with worse air quality than India’s Delhi, Bangladesh’s Dhaka and Pakistan’s Lahore.

 

Canberra’s air pollution has been at unhealthy to hazardous levels, with a daily average PM2.5 concentration of 200.1 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³) from 20 Dec 2019 to 2 Jan 2020 because of the bushfires.

 

When is Canberra’s air pollution at its worst?

 

Air pollution in Canberra was at its worst on 1 Jan 2020, with a daily average PM2.5 concentration of 855.6 µg/m³, which is more than 34 times above the World Health Organization (WHO) 24-hour guidelines. The air quality was considered ‘Hazardous’ on the US Air Quality Index (AQI).

 

Is Canberra the city with the worst air pollution?

 

Canberra has ranked at the top of the polluted major cities live ranking from 20 Dec 2019 to 3 Jan 2020, taking first place over cities known for having severe air pollution problems.

 

Why is Canberra polluted?

 

While Canberra does not usually experience air pollution, smoke from wild bushfires in the New South Wales region has caused high levels of PM2.5 and serious air pollution.

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