Air pollution services in Sydney

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

When an air quality 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 Quality 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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