Pollution kills the air

Air Quality Forecast for Essex

Forecast published on Mon, 16 May 2022 06:00:00 +0100.

Values are for predicted maximum pollution levels, ranging from 1 (lowest pollution, best air quality) to 10 (highest pollution, worst air quality).

Colour key: Lowest pollution Highest pollution

Defra monitoring locations are shown by

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Forecast locations in Essex

Location Today Tomorrow Thursday Friday Saturday
Adventure Island 3 3 3 3 3
Andrewsfield 3 3 3 4 3
Basildon 3 3 3 3 3
Belchamp Otten 3 3 4 4 3
Billericay 3 3 3 3 3
Boyton Cross 3 3 3 4 3
Braintree 3 3 3 4 3
Bran End 3 3 3 4 3
Brentwood 3 3 3 3 3
Brentwood Ski Centre 3 3 3 3 3
Brightlingsea 3 3 3 3 3
Brightlingsea (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Burnham-on-crouch 3 3 3 3 3
Canvey Island 3 3 3 3 3
Castle Hedingham Youth Hostel 3 3 3 4 3
Chelmsford 3 3 3 3 3
Chigwell 3 3 3 4 3
Chipping Ongar 3 3 3 3 3
Clacton-on-sea 3 3 2 3 3
Clacton - Martello Tower (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Clacton (beach) 3 3 2 3 3
Colchester 3 3 3 3 3
Colchester United F.c. 3 3 3 3 3
Corringham 3 3 3 3 3
Cudmore Grove 3 3 3 3 3
Dovercourt Bay (beach) 3 3 3 3 2
Duddenhoe End 3 3 4 4 3
Eastwood (southend-on-sea) 3 3 3 3 3
Epping 3 3 3 4 3
Epping Forest Youth Hostel 3 3 3 4 3
Frinton-on-sea 3 3 2 3 3
Frinton-on-sea (beach) 3 3 2 3 3
Grays 3 3 3 3 3
Great Dunmow 3 3 3 4 3
Great Leighs Racecourse 3 3 3 4 3
Great Yeldham 3 3 4 4 3
Hadleigh (essex) 3 3 3 3 3
Hadleigh Farm 3 3 3 3 3
Halstead 3 3 3 4 3
Harlow 3 3 3 4 3
Harwich 3 2 3 3 2
Hatfield Heath 3 3 3 4 3
Holland-on-sea (beach) 3 3 2 3 3
Ingatestone 3 3 3 3 3
Jaywick (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Layer Marney Tower 3 3 3 3 3
London Southend Airport 3 3 3 3 3
London Stansted Airport 3 3 3 4 3
Loughton 3 3 3 4 3
Maldon 3 3 3 3 3
Manningtree 3 3 3 3 3
Mistley 3 3 3 3 3
Mr. B's Amusements Southend-on-sea 3 3 3 3 3
New Walton Pier 3 3 2 3 3
Northend 3 3 3 3 3
Pickerells 3 3 3 4 3
Prittlewell 3 3 3 3 3
Rayleigh 3 3 3 3 3
Rochford 3 3 3 3 3
R.h.s. Garden Hyde Hall 3 3 3 3 3
Saffron Walden 3 3 4 4 3
Saffron Walden Youth Hostel 3 3 4 4 3
Saling Hall 3 3 3 4 3
Shoeburyness 3 3 2 3 2
Shoeburyness (beach) 3 3 2 3 3
Shoebury East (beach) 3 3 2 3 2
Sible Hedingham 3 3 3 4 3
Southchurch 3 3 3 3 3
Southend-on-sea 3 3 3 3 3
Southend - Chalkwell Beach (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Southend - Jubilee Beach (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Southend - Thorpe Bay (beach) 3 3 2 3 3
Southend - Three Shells (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Southend - Westcliff Bay (beach) 3 3 3 3 3
Southend United F.c. 3 3 3 3 3
South Benfleet 3 3 3 3 3
South Ockendon 3 3 3 3 3
South Woodham Ferrers 3 3 3 3 3
Stanford-le-hope 3 3 3 3 3
Stansted Mountfitchet 3 3 3 4 3
The Beth Chatto Gardens Elmstead Market 3 3 3 3 3
The Ford County Ground Essex C.c.c. 3 3 3 3 3
Thorpe Bay 3 3 2 3 3
Thundersley 3 3 3 3 3
Tilbury 3 3 3 3 3
Tiptree 3 3 3 3 3
Tolleshunt Major 3 3 3 3 3
Waltham Abbey 3 3 3 4 3
Walton-on-naze (codet2) 3 3 2 3 2
Walton-on-the-naze (beach) 3 3 2 3 2
Walton On The Naze 3 3 2 3 2
West Mersea 3 3 3 3 3
Wickford 3 3 3 3 3
Witham 3 3 3 3 3
Wivenhoe 3 3 3 3 3
Writtle 3 3 3 3 3

Defra Air Quality Monitoring Stations in Essex

Location Latest Data Date/Time Running 8 Hour mean Ozone
(µgm-3)
Hourly mean Nitrogen dioxide
(µgm-3)
Max 15 min mean Sulphur dioxide
(µgm-3)
Running 24 Hour mean PM2.5 Particles
(µgm-3)
Running 24 Hour mean PM10 Particles
(µgm-3)
ValueLevelValueLevelValueLevelValueLevelValueLevel
Thurrock 2022-05-16 08:00:00 29 1 Low 28 1 Low 2 1 Low 35 3 Low*1
Southend-on-Sea 2022-05-16 08:00:00 40 2 Low 21 1 Low 20 2 Low 31 2 Low*2
St Osyth 2022-05-16 08:00:00 46 2 Low 16 2 Low 26 2 Low*2
Stanford-le-Hope Roadside 2022-05-16 08:00:00 25 1 Low 27 3 Low 37 3 Low*1

Coloured boxes for value and level show latest snapshot data. A grey box indicates that this data is not measured at this location. A white box indicates that data is normally recorded here, but is missing from the latest snapshot. Follow the links to individual stations for historical data.

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