Air quality monitoring
The EPA has a number of air quality monitoring stations in metropolitan Adelaide, Whyalla and Port Pirie.
In addition, some industries licensed by the EPA undertake their own air monitoring as a condition of their environmental authorisation.
Recent air quality
Air quality categories
Based on the calculated AQI values, air quality is described according to the following categories:
|Very good air quality (0 to 33)|
|Good air quality (34 to 66)|
|Fair air quality (67 to 99)|
|Poor air quality (100 to 149)|
|Very poor air quality (150+)|
- The table shows average pollutant concentrations for the previous hour. Concentrations are displayed in micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3) for particles (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5) and in parts per million (ppm) for ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.
- Recent air quality data comes directly from our air monitoring stations and is indicative only. Data will be validated at a later date, and may be adjusted due to instruments not working correctly, power failures or other technical issues.
- This page is updated hourly at half past the hour, so air quality for the period 8 am to 9 am will be shown at 9.30 am.
- Times shown on this page are Australian Central Standard Time (ACST). During daylight savings an hour will need to be added to the times shown.
- Lead is not used in the assessment of recent air quality, so if the air quality at Oliver Street in Port Pirie is described as very good for example, this is in terms of particles and sulfur dioxide only.