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Tauranga at Sulphur Point

This site was established in August 2019 to provide information about air quality in an industrial area. PM10 and S02 are measured at this site.

Scientific Indicators
Scientific data for this site

This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils for air quality scientific indicators:

  • PM10
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for PM10?

    The dashboard colours show how PM10 levels sit in relation to guidelines – from dark blue (less than 10%) to red (more than 100% of the guideline).  The guideline (100%) value for the daily average PM10 is 50 µg/m3 and  20 µg/m3  for the annual average.  There are no guidelines for hourly or monthly data (charcoal colour). 

    If a site has less than two days of PM10 exceedances each year, this is compliant with the NES-AQ.  If there are two or more exceedances annually, then the site does not comply with the NES-AQ.

    Colour Percent of guidelines
    Less than 10% of guideline
    10-33% of guideline
    33-66% of guideline
    66-100% of guideline
    Greater than 100% of guideline
    No guideline
    Colour Number of exceedances permitted
    Compliant
    Non-compliant

    PM10 information

    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Monthly
    • Annual
    • Exceedances
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    Concentration (µg/m3)


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    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of PM10 change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period. The levels depend on local sources of emissions and what the weather is doing.  Emissions from various sources change, depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend or at different times of the year (e.g. emissions from home heating goes up in the cold winter months).  Still conditions often lead to high concentrations, as there is no wind to blow away the pollutants in the air.   The PM10 concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (for daily and annual averages), and where concentrations exceed the guideline (red line) this can be a cause for concern, especially if this occurs on a frequent basis. 

    Exceedance data (when available) shows the number of days per year that the concentrations went above 100% of the air quality guideline.  

    For information about allowable exceedances and targets, and the limitations of data shown, see the Factsheet on monitoring air quality in New Zealand

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    What do the dashboard colours mean for sulphur dioxide?

    The dashboard colours show how sulphur dioxide levels sit in relation to these guidelines – from dark blue (less than 10%) to red (over the guideline).   The guideline (100% value) for the hourly average is 350 µg/m3 and 120 µg/mfor the daily average.  There are no guidelines for monthly or annual data (charcoal).

    The NES-AQ allows nine hourly average exceedances over 350 µg/m3 and none over 570 µg/m3.

    Colour Percent of guidelines
    Less than 10% of guideline
    10-33% of guideline
    33-66% of guideline
    66-100% of guideline
    Greater than 100% of guideline
    No guideline
    Colour Number of exceedances permitted
    Compliant
    Non-compliant

    Sulphur dioxide information

    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Monthly
    • Annual
    • Exceedances
    • Show wind speed
    • Show temperature
    Months:
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    Showing:

    Guideline


    Concentration (µg/m3)


    Wind speed (km/h)


    Air temperature (℃)


    Guideline

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of sulphur dioxide change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period.  Emissions from various sources change, depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend or at different times of the year (e.g. emissions from home heating goes up in the cold winter months).  Still conditions often lead to high concentrations, as there is no wind to blow away the pollutants in the air.   The sulphur dioxide concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (hourly and daily averages), and where concentrations exceed 100% of the guideline (red line) this can be a cause for concern, especially if this occurs on a frequent basis.  

    Exceedance data (when available) shows the number of hours per year that the concentrations went above 100% of the air quality guideline.  

    For information about allowable exceedances and targets, and the limitations of data shown, see the Factsheet on monitoring air quality in New Zealand