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Six days exceeded the PM10 air quality objective in Brooklyn during March and April.
After 12 months of consistent and gradual improvement, the air quality results for Brooklyn during March and April were not as promising, showing that six days exceeded the PM10 air quality objective and providing a cautionary reminder that sources of air pollution in the local region are still strong enough to frequently exceed air quality standards. This most commonly occurs when weather conditions allow the transport of air pollution from the Brooklyn Industrial Precinct to the nearby residential area south of Geelong Road during consistent northerly winds with not a lot of recent rain.
All of the six days that exceeded the PM10 air quality objective during March and April occurred on weekdays, with poor or very poor air quality levels recorded on each of these mornings during northerly winds. Smoke impacts believed to be from planned burns were picked up by the air monitoring instruments in Brooklyn on 31 March and 13 April and contributed to these days exceeding the PM10 air quality objective.
Despite the poor results for March and April, the tables below show that fewer days have exceeded the PM10 air quality objective in Brooklyn during 2015 to the end of April than for any preceding year of monitoring except the extremely wet start to 2011.
Page last updated on 19 May 2016