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Major Air Pollutants in New Zealand

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The current PM2.5 concentration in New Zealand is ✓below the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

New Zealand - States Air Pollution Level

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Otago GOOD 23 23 25 0 25 7 84
Southland GOOD 29 29 26 2 24 9 89
Nelson GOOD 39 39 24 8 24 12 70
Tasman POOR 110 110 65 39 44 12 68
Canterbury MODERATE 77 77 38 24 31 8 96
Auckland GOOD 28 28 17 5 14 18 98
Hawke’s Bay MODERATE 56 56 9 4 85 13 96
Wellington GOOD 21 21 8 4 2 12 82
Marlborough MODERATE 53 53 22 13 12 12 88
Waikato GOOD 19 19 10 4 10 13 99
Manawatu Wanganui GOOD 21 21 8 5 0 11 90

New Zealand - Metro Cities AQI

12˚C / 70%
18˚C / 100%
13˚C / 99%

Historic Air Quality Graph of New Zealand


Oct 1, 2020


Oct 1, 2020


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FAQs of New Zealand's Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Some facts about air pollution level in New Zealand and what quality of air you breathe in your region.

The real-time air quality in New Zealand is 22 GOOD AQI now. This was last updated .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in New Zealand is 5 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 15 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5 for 24 hrs mean. Currently, the concentration is 0.20 times the recommended limit.

Generally, the air quality at New Zealand starts deteriorating in late October. The winters are the worst-hit season in terms of air pollution.

You should wear a good N95 mask when you go outdoor in New Zealand until the AQI is improving upto moderate range.

Office going people should avoid personal vehicles and use public transportations or carpooling.

(i) The primary causes of outdoor air pollution are solid, liquid particles called aerosols & gase from vehicles emissions, construction activities, factories, burning stubble & fossil fuels and wildfire, etc.

(ii) Main causes of indoor air pollution are harmful gases from cooking fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung), damp, mould smoke, chemicals from cleaning materials, etc.

Indoor air pollution in New Zealand is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In New Zealand, you must use an air purifier or fresh air machine at home or office indoor and close all the doors, windows and ventilations when the outdoor air quality index (aqi) in New Zealand is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.

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