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 2021 are noted below:
|Invercargill at Pomona Street||26/5/21||70.6|
|Invercargill at Pomona Street||10/6/21||50.7|
|Invercargill at Pomona Street||20/6/21||58.4|
Total exceedances (as at 20/06/2021):
Invercargill - 3
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.