Cyclone Gita - Updates from our Recovery Manager and NZTA

Read the latest from the Recovery Manager, plus details of increasing access to SH60 over Takaka Hill.

Air Quality Monitoring In Richmond

This section provides air quality and weather monitoring data for 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: 4


There were a total of 5 high pollution nights in 2016.


After September 2016 the National Standards require that there be no more than three high pollution nights.

Richmond Central at Plunket - Air Quality

Richmond Central - Air Quality Webcam

Richmond at Tasman District Council Office - Weather

Historic Richmond Central Air Quality Graphs