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A very early Good Morning - Today is: Saturday, 25 May 2024 01:49:45 NZST
Current: 4.3°C, Max: 6.4°C, Min: 4.3°C
FORECAST: Overcast. Low 3C. Winds light and variable. Frost or heavy dew may be present. It feels like 2.8°C. 5 or more clothing layers recommended.
Station Forecast: Fine, possible showers | Sunrise: 07:26 | Sunset: 17:03 | Dawn: 06:56 | Dusk: 17:33
Weather Forecast
Temperature : Current trend is Falling, changing by -1.3 °C/hr 4.3°C, 93%   Pressure : Current trend is Steady, changing by 0.0 hPa/hr 1010.3hPa
Based upon today's weather there is a Low Fire Danger (restrictions may apply)
Fire Danger
Wind Speed :  -  Current wind speed is Calm (F0) from - (0°) 0km/h   Wind Gust : Current trend is Steady 0km/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
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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), Carbon Dioxide (CO2 or CO2) information and 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).

There are two different sizes of particles measured, both of which have potential to cause health problems:
*PM10 (particles 10 micrometres or less): these are small enough to pass through the throat and nose and enter the lungs. Once inhaled, these particles can affect the heart, lungs and cause serious health effects.
*PM2.5 (particles 2.5 micrometres or less): these are so small they can get deep into the lungs and into the bloodstream. Being exposed to PM2.5 over long periods (years) can cause adverse health effects.

Graphs are updated once every 10 minutes.

 AQI: 4   Good  
Dust PM2.5: 1.00ug/m3 | Dust PM10: 21.50ug/m3 | CO2: 408 ppm

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 Department of Agriculture - https://webcam.srs.fs.fed.us/test/AQI.shtml and referenced in our bibliography.