Air quality in United Kingdom

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

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time United Kingdom
Most polluted city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Bradford-on-Avon, England

45

2 Caerphilly, Wales

45

3 Iver Heath, England

44

4 Iver, England

42

5 Swaffham, England

33

6 Gateshead, England

32

7 Sunderland, England

30

8 Cwmbran, Wales

29

9 Northampton, England

29

10 Ruislip, England

29

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time United Kingdom
Cleanest city ranking

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1 Brighton, England

0

2 Chelsea, England

0

3 Hackney, England

0

4 Hitchin, England

0

5 Linlithgow, Scotland

0

6 Ringwood, England

0

7 Borehamwood, England

1

8 Devizes, England

1

9 East Grinstead, England

1

10 Hamble-le-Rice, England

1

(local time)

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How polluted is United Kingdom?

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2020 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2020 average US AQI

34

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PM2.5

x1.7

PM2.5 concentration in United Kingdom air is currently 1.7 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2020  United Kingdom cleanest city Midlothian , Scotland

16

2020  United Kingdom most polluted city Christchurch , England

52

2020 aqi country ranking

How does United Kingdom rank globally in air pollution?

92/ 106 countries ranked in 2020

Which country had the worst air quality in 2020?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1The national flag of Rest of the worldBangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of Rest of the worldPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of Rest of the worldIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of Rest of the worldMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of Rest of the worldAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of Rest of the worldOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of Rest of the worldQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of Rest of the worldKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of Rest of the worldIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of Rest of the worldBosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

92The national flag of Rest of the worldUnited Kingdom67'886'004

34

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