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 Benllech, Wales

105

2 Holywood, Northern Ireland

70

3 Londonderry, Northern Ireland

68

4 Taibach, Wales

68

5 Blackwood, Wales

59

6 Bradford-on-Avon, England

59

7 Belfast, Northern Ireland

58

8 Ruislip, England

57

9 Bangor, Northern Ireland

56

10 Armagh, Northern Ireland

53

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time United Kingdom
Cleanest city ranking

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1 Callander, Scotland

0

2 Pulborough, England

0

3 Caerphilly, Wales

1

4 Aylesford, England

3

5 Crediton, England

3

6 Cullompton, England

3

7 Highland, Scotland

3

8 Ormskirk, England

3

9 Battersea, England

4

10 Southampton, England

4

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is United Kingdom?

The national flag of India

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 IndiaBangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of IndiaPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of IndiaIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of IndiaMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of IndiaAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of IndiaOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of IndiaQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of IndiaKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of IndiaIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of IndiaBosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

92The national flag of IndiaUnited Kingdom67'886'004

34

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