Air Quality Monitoring In Richmond
Monitoring Richmond Air Quality
The Richmond air quality monitoring site is located near the town centre.
The predominant wind direction is from the south-west. The wind speed in winter is less than 10km/h for more than 80 percent of the time. These low wind speeds over such a high percentage of time are one of the reasons why Richmond has an air quality problem. The morning wind is dominated by south-westerlies and this switches to northerly in the afternoon.
Richmond Air Pollution
High Pollution Nights: 8
There were a total of 16 high pollution nights in 2012.
After September 2016 the National Standards require that there be no more than three high pollution nights.