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Welcome to Air Quality in Wales

Welcome to the Air Quality in Wales website. This website aims to provide you with comprehensive information about Air Quality in Wales.

Air Pollution Summary

Air Pollution in Wales is currently: Low - Index 3

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Note: Values are based on provisional data and represent the highest pollution levels across Wales - other areas may not be at this level. For more detailed information see the map on the left or visit the Current Levels page.

For more information about what the bands mean, please refer to the key underneath the map on the left.

Forecast for South Wales

Last updated at 17:00:00 on 22/10/2017 for South Wales
  • In towns and cities near busier roads
    Currently: 3 (Low)
    Forecast: 3 (Low)
  • Elsewhere in towns and cities
    Currently: 2 (Low)
    Forecast: 3 (Low)
  • In rural areas
    Currently: 2 (Low)
    Forecast: 3 (Low)

The following agglomerations are in the South Wales area:
» Swansea Urban Area
» Cardiff Urban Area

For more information and advice on action you can take when MODERATE or HIGH air pollution is forecast, please see the health advice pages

Latest News

Welsh Air Quality Forum Annual Seminar Thursday 12 October, Caerphilly Council Chamber at Penallta House
Published Date: 14/09/2017

We are pleased to announce this years Welsh Air Quality Forum will take place on Thursday 12th October, Caerphilly Council...

» Conference Booking Form (pdf)
» Final Agenda (pdf)

More News

Latest Report

Comparison of the Modelled National Air Quality Maps with 2015 Welsh AQ Monitoring Data
Published Date: 14/03/2017

» Download report (pdf)

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Latest Seminar

WAQF 2017 Seminar: Policies introduction to NO2 plans and Clean Air Zones and Regional and Local Measures
Published Date: 19/10/2017

The Annual Welsh Air Quality Forum took place on Thursday 12th October, Caerphilly Council Chamber at Penallta House. The seminar...

» Programme (pdf)
» Local Authority progress reports - an experience from Caerphilly (pdf)
By Maria Godfrey, Caerphilly
» Implementing Clean Air Zones (pdf)
By Beth Conlon, Ricardo Energy & Environment
» Remote sensing of vehicle emissions (pdf)
By Rebecca Rose, Ricardo Energy & Environment
» Making a Difference, cost effectiveness of interventions (pdf)
By Charlotte Grey, Public Health Wales
» Does vegetarian reduce air pollution? (pdf)
By Laurence Jones, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
» Living streets - walking schools (pdf)
By Rachel Maycock, Living Streets
» Measured roadside AQ improvements after the introduction of low emission buses (pdf)
By Dr Tim Barlow, TRL

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