Air Quality Information for Oxfordshire
Air pollution levels are forecast to be Low today
Air pollution levels are expected to be Low tomorrow
Air pollution levels are expected to be Low beyond tomorrow
Last updated: 5:00 AM on Wed 27th September 2023
This interactive tool allows you to explore annual mean modelled ambient air quality concentration data for NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide), PM10 and PM2.5. This data come from Defra's national Pollution Climate Mapping modelling.
Background concentrations represent pollution levels that are not influenced significantly by any single air pollution source or street, but rather by the integrated contribution from all the existing air pollution sources over a wider area.
Roadside concentrations are calculated at a distance of 4m from the kerbside, so they provide an estimate of the increased air pollution concentrations that are associated with nearby traffic. In these maps they are calculated for all urban major road links (A-roads and motorways) throughout Oxfordshire.
These modelled maps are used to assess the UK’s compliance with the Air Quality Standards Regulations, and to locate hot spots for air pollution.
If you use the year selector in the top right-hand corner of the map you can scroll through years to see how air quality has improved across Oxfordshire since 2001.