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

#cityUS AQI
1 Ashton in Makerfield, England

177

2 Kensington, England

161

3 Kendal, England

159

4 Southampton, England

159

5 Ashford, England

157

6 Horsham, England

156

7 Newport, England

155

8 Beaconsfield, England

154

9 Cranbrook, England

152

10 Martock, England

152

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time United Kingdom
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Aberdeen, Scotland

2

2 Chirk, Wales

4

3 Birkenhead, England

6

4 Templeton, Wales

8

5 Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

10

6 Greenock, Scotland

11

7 Saline, Scotland

11

8 Stape, England

11

9 Benllech, Wales

12

10 Blackpool, England

12

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is United Kingdom?

The national flag of Rest of the world

2021 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2021 average US AQI

36

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PM2.5

x1.8

2021 average PM2.5 concentration in United Kingdom: 1.8 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2021  United Kingdom cleanest city Midlothian , Scotland

16

2021  United Kingdom most polluted city Lewes , England

52

2021 aqi country ranking

How does United Kingdom rank globally in air pollution?

94/ 118 countries ranked in 2021

Which country had the worst air quality in 2021?

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

161

2The national flag of Rest of the worldChad16,425,859

161

3The national flag of Rest of the worldPakistan220,892,331

156

4The national flag of Rest of the worldTajikistan9,537,642

152

5The national flag of Rest of the worldIndia1,380,004,385

151

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

146

7The national flag of Rest of the worldKyrgyzstan6,524,191

138

8The national flag of Rest of the worldBahrain1,701,583

136

9The national flag of Rest of the worldIraq40,222,503

136

10The national flag of Rest of the worldNepal29,136,808

126

94The national flag of Rest of the worldUnited Kingdom67,886,004

36

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