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Masterton East (Herbert Street)

The Masterton East air quality site is located in grounds of Chanel College on Herbert Street. The site was established in 2013 to complement the long term monitoring site at Masterton West, which has operated since late 2002. The air quality indicators measured at this site are PM10 and PM2.5.

This site measures the impact of home heating fires on air quality. PM10 measurements from this site are used to report whether air quality meets the National Environmental Standard.  This Standard requires Masterton to have no more than three days per year where PM10 levels are above 50 µg/m3 from September 2016 and no more than one day per year from 2020.

The Masterton East site typically measures higher winter concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 than the Masterton West site. On cold nights when winds are low and skys are clear, air pollution tends to build up near the Masterton East site due to the way air flows along the downslope contour of the river plain.

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 the guideline – from green (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).  

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    PM10 information

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    Concentration (µg/m3)


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    Air temperature (℃)

    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

  • PM2.5
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for PM2.5?

    The dashboard colours show how PM2.5 levels sit in relation to the guideline – from green (less than 10%) to red (over the guideline).  The guideline (100%) value for  the daily average PM2.5 is 25 µg/mand 10 µg/m3 for the annual average.  There are no guidelines for hourly or monthly data (charcoal colour).

    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

    PM2.5 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 (℃)

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of PM2.5 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 PM2.5  concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (for daily and annual 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 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