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Hamilton (Site has been relocated to Claudelands)

PM10 Hamilton at Peachgrove Road  (see Claudelands site for current data)

Please Note: This site has been closed as of the 18/10/2013 while the instrumentation is relocated.

The information on this page is provisional, and has not been checked using the council's quality assurance procedures. Please note that the three day PM10 graph is a point-in-time measurement and not directly comparable to the national environmental standard for PM10, which is based on a 24 hour average.

Waikato Regional Council monitors fine particle (PM10) levels in the air. The majority of PM10 in the Waikato comes from home fires, mainly from burning wood. PM10 can cause respiratory problems, especially for asthmatics, children and the elderly, and can result in hospital admissions and premature mortality in sensitive people. The National Environmental Standard for air quality requires that there is no more than one exceedance per year of the PM10 threshold of 50µg m-3 as a 24 hour average.

Find out more about this airshed in the corresponding airshed map.

Air quality for:

Air quality for the last 12 months at Hamilton
Interesting facts
Number of exceedances this calendar year 8
Maximum 24 hour concentration this calendar year µg m-3 135
Date of last exceedance 06/06/2013
Site information
Site name Hamilton at Peachgrove Road
Site number 1342.1
Map reference NZMS260 S14:128-778 (1:50,000)

Air quality at this site was measured every 10 minutes

For the purposes of defining an exceedence daily average concentrations are rounded to the nearest whole number.