Real-time Air Quality Data - Derby

​​​NOTE: The Derby BLANkET Station is currently ​offline:
​The Derby BLANkET Station was established at the Derby Council Works Depot in 2009. In 2022 the Dorset Council undertook a major upgrade of the Council Depot. Unfortunately, the BLANkET station could not be accommodated in the new development and the station was decommissioned on 19 August 2022. The EPA is working with stakeholders to identify an alternative site within the Derby Township where the air monitoring station can be re-established.


​​​​​​​​This page contains real-time data from the BLANkET air station at Derby (North-Eastern Tasmania) for today and yesterday. The Derby station is located on the south-eastern edge of the town. In winter 2009 it was found that domestic woodsmoke from the town was generally carried away from the station due to the local microclimate.

Current air quality at Derby


Date: 21 August 2022 Time: 23:54 AEST (add one hour for summer time)

Current PM10 = No data

Current PM2.5 = No data

Hour-average PM2.5 = No data

Air quality health category is not available.

​​The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured today at Derby. The most recent measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.

Derby real-time air data, image plot 


T - air​ temperature
RH - relative humidity
WS - wind speed
WD - wind direction
RF - daily rainfall 
P - mean sea-level pressure (MSLP)​

The meteorological data are provided as a guide to interpreting the air quality data. They should not be used in place of Bureau of Meteorology data for determining weather conditions in a given region.

​Please Note: subject to network connectivity, this plot will be updated approximately every 10 minutes during the day. Use the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' button on your browser (or press F5) to refresh the plot. If networking issues do not allow real-time access on a given day the plot will show the most recently available data.

More information about interpreting the plots​​

Air quality health categories

The Tasmanian Department of Health provides the following air quality health categories based on the hour-averaged PM2.5 value:​

​Good: 0 to 9 micrograms per cubic metre

Fairly Good: 10 to 24 micrograms per cubic metre

Fairly Poor: 25 to 49  micrograms per cubic metre

Poor: 50 to 99 micrograms per cubic metre

Very Poor: 100 to 299 micrograms per cubic metre​

Extremely Poor: Over 300 micrograms per cubic metre

See the Department of Health Air Quality page for more information - scroll down to Tracking Air Quality for category descriptions.​

Yesterday's data from Derby BLANkET station

The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured yesterday at Derby (North-Eastern Tasmania). The day-average measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.

Derby air data from yesterday, image plotWe would like to acknowledge the support of Dorset Council for assisting in the installation and operation of the station.​

​​​​Historical data

Data for this station for other time intervals (including previous years) can be accessed from the Historical BLANkET Data​ page.

Please Note: if network connectivity has prevented remote access to the station the plot will show the most recently available complete day of data.

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