This page contains real-time data from the BLANkET air station at Smithton (north-western Tasmania) for today and yesterday. The Smithton station is approximately 1 km south-east of the Smithton town centre.
Current air quality at Smithton
Date: 03 August 2020 Time: 15:14 AEST (add one hour for summer time)
Current PM10 = 7 micrograms per cubic metre
Current PM2.5 = 3 micrograms per cubic metre
Hour-average PM2.5 = 3 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 Smithton. 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 Smithton BLANkET station
The plots below show PM10 and PM2.5 indicative data (top) and meteorological data (bottom) measured yesterday at Smithton (North-Western Tasmania). The day-average measurements are shown in the boxes to the right of the plots below.
We would like to acknowledge the support of Cradle Mountain Water for assisting in the installation and operation of the 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.