Air quality monitoring results
The EPA has a number of air quality monitoring stations in metropolitan Adelaide, Whyalla, Port Augusta 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
Data from some of our stations may be intermittent due to communication issues. We are currently working to resolve the issue.
- The table shows average pollutant concentrations for the previous hour. Concentrations are displayed in μg/m3 for particles (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5) and in ppm for ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.
- Recent air quality data is indicative only and may be affected by instruments not working correctly, power failures and the like. Data will be validated at a later date.
- 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.
- 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.
The EPA uses a standardised procedure for checking data is accurate and either correcting or removing data that is incorrect, this is called data validation. Examples of why data may be incorrect are that the instruments have not worked properly or there has been a power failure.
*Air quality is described as either ‘very good’, ‘good’, ‘fair’, ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ based on a comparison between pollutant concentrations and the relevant NEPM standards, and highlighted using the colours below:
|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+)|
Lead in air monitoring at Port Pirie can be viewed at the Nyrstar Port Pirie page.