Overall yes, our air quality is very good based on the comparable data we see elsewhere on the global sensor community, especially in the summer months.
There is very little on the particulate scales that registers and it is almost always well below any threshold.
You can see the global view of air quality on a map and then zoom in on areas using the link (1) below.
Note that you can aggregate values by zooming out to where several hexagons converge into one and then clicking on that one to see all values registered.
Clicking on a sensor ID shows detailed data for that location. Alternately using link (2) below will show you a full year’s data in a dashboard with many options.
Please note you will need to put the sensor ID for the location you wish to view onto the end of the URL (in red) and these are in the table below.
In the winter I have noticed a general propensity for higher particulate count in the villages as opposed to out of them.
This is most likely due to wood and coal burning in homes but it is very localised and does not seem to have a widespread impact beyond a street or two.
Even then it’s not a very high reading, but it is noticeable.
Also I have observed that the particle sensors are affected by water droplets in the air so when we have fog conditions they often read very high particulate numbers.
(1) For a map overview of the data focused on the Hope Valley
(2) For the data dashboard – this shows up to a year of data.
Note that by changing the sensor ID at the end of this URL you can see discrete data for each location listed in the table below.
EXAMPLE: Two sensors showing very different readings – both correct
This discrepancy is an example of what happens when one sensor is in direct sunlight and one is in shade.”