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?

WeatherClear sky
Temperature35.6 oC
Humidity86 %
Wind9.2 mp/h
Pressure1018 mb

live aqi city ranking

Real-time Australia city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Armidale

161

2Narrabri

122

3Gunnedah

97

4Palmerston

97

5Bunbury

83

6Wagga Wagga

80

7Central Coast

77

8Manilla

67

9Windsor

60

10Wynyard

57

  (local time)

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Real-time Canberra air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1Florey

42

2Monash

24

3Civic

14

4Banks

4

  (local time)

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Is there air pollution in Canberra?

US AQI

24

live AQI index
Good

Overview

What is the current air quality in Canberra?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good24 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
5.8 µg/m³
pm10
12.7 µg/m³
o3
34 µg/m³
no2
3.8 µg/m³

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How to protect from air pollution in Canberra?

Open your windows to bring clean, fresh air indoors
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Forecast

Canberra air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Tuesday, Jun 30

Good

Wednesday, Jul 1

Good

Thursday, Jul 2

Good

Today

Good

48.2° 35.6°

13.4 mp/h

Saturday, Jul 4

Good

46.4° 32°

2.2 mp/h

Sunday, Jul 5

Good

50° 32°

2.2 mp/h

Monday, Jul 6

Good

51.8° 32°

0 mp/h

Tuesday, Jul 7

Good

55.4° 32°

2.2 mp/h

Wednesday, Jul 8

Good

50° 37.4°

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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