A new day - Good Morning - Today is: Monday, 17 December 2018 00:36:48 NZDT
Current: 14.8°C, Max: 14.8°C, Min: 14.7°C
FORECAST: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 25C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Last weather station contact: Monday, 17 December 2018 at 00:36:37. Updated in seconds
Station Forecast: Settled fine | Sunrise: 05:42 | Sunset: 20:45 | Dawn: 05:09 | Dusk: 21:18
Weather Forecast
Temperature : Current trend is Falling, changing by -0.7 °C/hr  14.8°C, 83%   Pressure : Current trend is Rising slowly, changing by 0.12 hPa/hr  1025.06hPa
Based upon today's weather there is a Low Fire Danger (restrictions may apply)
Fire Danger
Wind Speed :  ENE  Current wind speed is Light air (F1) from ENE (75°) 2.9km/h   Wind Gust : Current trend is Rising 7.9km/h
Air Quality :  4 AQI  1ug/m3   Rainfall : Current trend is Steady 0.0mm
Sun Light : 0Lux, 0.0hrs   Solar UV :  0.0UVI  0W/m2
It feels like 14.8°C. Two clothing layers recommended.There will be 0min 19s more daylight tomorrow.

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WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor
The air we breathe is very important, but what is in it and how polluted is it? Thanks to the WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor, Palmy Weather is pleased to be using this hardware to monitor the air condition at our location, a short distance from the City Centre of Palmerston North.

This system gathers data on Dust Density Particle Matter (PM2.5 and PM10), CO2 information and also calculates the Air Quality Index (AQI) based upon this information. Our units of measure include PPM (Parts Per Million) and ug/m3 (micrograms [one-millionth of a gram] per cubic meter air). Graphs are updated once every 10 minutes.


 AQI: 4   Good  
Dust PM2.5: 1.00ug/m3 | Dust PM10: 3.00ug/m3 | CO2: 384

Air quality is considered satisfactory, air pollution poses little risk



Air Quality Index (AQI) Colour Code Guide

Air Quality
(AQI)

Weather Conditions

Recommended Actions

Health Effects

Good

AQI: 0-50
(Green)

·         Cool summer temperatures

·         Windy conditions

·         Significant cloud cover

·         Heavy or steady precipitation

·         Keep cars and boats tuned up

·         Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products

·         Conserve electricity-set A/C to highest comfortable level

·         No health effects are expected.

Moderate

AQI: 51-100
(Yellow)

·         Temperatures in the low to mid 20 degrees C

·         Light to moderate winds

·         Partly cloudy or mostly sunny skies

·         Chance of rain or afternoon thunderstorms

·         Keep cars and boats tuned up

·         Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products

·         Conserve electricity-set A/C to highest comfortable level

·         Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

AQI: 101-150
(Orange)

·         Temperatures in the mid 20 to 30 degrees C

·         Light winds

·         Mostly sunny skies

·         Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms

·         Limit daytime driving

·         Limit vehicle idling

·         Refuel vehicles after dusk

·         Don't "top off" your gas tank

·         Avoid congested periods

·         Use water-based paints

·         Use transit or car pool

·         Bike or walk for short trips

·         Use newest/best maintained car

·         Combine trips and share rides

·         Postpone using gasoline mowers

·         Barbecue without starter fluid

·         Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy

AQI: 151-200
(Red)

·         Hot, hazy, and humid

·         Stagnant air

·         Sunny skies

·         Little chance of precipitation

·         Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

Very Unhealthy

AQI: 201-300
(Purple)

·         Hot and very hazy

·         Extremely stagnant air

·         Sunny skies

·         No precipitation

·         Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion.

Hazardous

AQI: 301-500
(Maroon)

·         Hot and very hazy

·         Extremely stagnant air

·         Sunny skies

·         No precipitation

·         This would trigger a health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

The Air Quality Index Colour Code Guide has been sourced from: United States Depoartment of Agriculture - https://webcam.srs.fs.fed.us/test/AQI.shtml and referenced in our bibliography.