Live monitoring data for Invercargill and Gore is available on the front page of this website. To find further data go to:
The National Environmental Standard (NES) for PM10 (particulate matter smaller than 10 microns in diameter) is a 24-hour average concentration of 50 mg/m3, averaged over a 24-hour period. We are required to report each breach of this standard within the Gore and Invercargill airsheds. The exceedances for 2022 are noted below:
Invercargill at Pomona Street ||7/6/2023||60.3|
|Invercargill at Pomona Street||19/6/2023||51|
|Invercargill at Pomona Street||26/6/2023||51.8|
|Invercargill at Pomona Street||9/7/2023||50.9|
Invercargill - 4
Gore - 0
Why does it matter if our air quality is poor?
Poor air quality has an impact on us all, but particularly on those who are most vulnerable - our children, elderly and those with respiratory illnesses. Higher levels of pollutants make breathing more difficult and can result in a range of health issues.