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Auckland air quality report May 2022


Author:  
Louis Boamponsem, Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Source:  
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Publication date:  
2022
Topics:  
Environment

Extract

Introduction

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  ̶  Queen Street. 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 March 2022.

Summary

  • No breach of national air quality standards has occurred this year (1 Jan to 31 Mar 2022).
  • All monitoring sites recorded particulate matter (PM10) concentrations higher than the previous year.
  • All monitoring sites, except Patumahoe and Henderson, registered lower average nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations compared to the previous year.
  • The highest concentrations of air contaminants were measured at Auckland city centre monitoring sites. ...

Read the frequently asked questions about the air quality monitoring in the Auckland region.

For more information or questions, please send inquiries to: environmentaldata@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Auckland Council, May 2022