Auckland air quality report February 2022
Author:Louis Boamponsem, Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Auckland Council continuously collects air quality data to assess compliance with national standards and provide information to aid policy development and evaluation. The data the council collects enables us to quantify ambient air quality in the region and note spatial and temporal variations. This report presents a monthly update on air quality in Auckland. It has three sections: sections A and B present tables and graphics illustrating air quality status in the Auckland region based on the data collected from continuous monitoring sites across the region. For this edition, section C focuses on one monitoring site ̶ Khyber Pass Road. The monthly update is prepared using validated data which is generally available one month after raw data is collected. This update covers data to 31 January 2022.
- No breach of national air quality standards has occurred this year (1 Jan to 31 Jan 2022).
- Over 90% of the monitoring sites recorded particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10 ) concentrations higher than the previous year.
- All monitoring sites, except city centre sites, registered higher average nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) concentrations compared to the previous year.
- As in the previous year, the highest concentrations of air contaminants were recorded at Auckland city centre monitoring sites. ...
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Auckland Council, February 2022