This page contains real-time data from the BLANkET air station at Bicheno for today and yesterday. The station is at the Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council depot near the town centre.
Current air quality at Bicheno
Date: 20 February 2020 Time: 07:32 AEST (add one hour for summer time)
Current PM10 = 7 micrograms per cubic metre
Current PM2.5 = 4 micrograms per cubic metre
Hour-average PM2.5 = 6 micrograms per cubic metre
Air quality health category (from the hour-average PM2.5) is Good
The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured today at Bicheno. The most recent measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.
T - air temperature
RH - relative humidity
WS - wind speed
WD - wind direction
RF - daily rain fall
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: up to 10 micrograms per cubic metre
Fair: 10 to 25 micrograms per cubic metre;
Poor: 25 to 100 micrograms per cubic metre
Very poor: over 100 micrograms per cubic metre.
See the Department of Health Track Air Quality page for more information (scroll to the bottom of the page for category information).
Yesterday's data from Bicheno BLANkET station
The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured yesterday at Bicheno. The day-average measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.
We acknowledge the Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council for their support for the operation of this station.
Data for this station for other time intervals (including previous years) can be accessed from the Access 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.