Air pollution services in Sydney

The NSW Health has developed a system of health alerts that are based on the daily air quality monitoring reports issued by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

When a health alert has been issued for Sydney, the Bureau of Meteorology assists in alerting the community by including the following statement in the Sydney Forecast:

Example Text:
"An Air Pollution Health Alert for poor air quality has been issued by the NSW Health."

How these levels relate to the Air Quality Index (AQI):

  • Poor: AQI > 100
  • Hazardous: AQI > 200

For more information about air pollution and health, visit the NSW Health website.

For the latest air quality index values, visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website.


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