Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Whittlesey Air Quality

Know what you breathe

Our sensor is located near Whittlesea Railway Station. It accurately measures particulate matter for PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 to give Air Quality Index (AQI) readings based on inhalable particles that are small enough to penetrate deep into the lungs and enter the bloodstream. 

 The results show when particulate matter in the air like pollen, dust, or smoke from nearby fires make it wise to extra care or even stay inside

The air quality from our sensor is show below. The readings are counting how much particulate matter is in the air at our sensor. A low reading means there is less and a high reading shows there is more particulate matter carried in the air.

Current Air Quality Reading


 Recommended Actions and Health Advice

Air Pollution BandingValueAccompanying health messages for at-risk individuals*Accompanying health messages for the general population
Low 1-3 Enjoy your usual outdoor activities. Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.
Moderate 4-6 Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, who experience symptoms, should consider reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors. Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.
High 7-9 Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Older people should also reduce physical exertion. Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, cough or sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.
Very High 10 Adults and children with lung problems, adults with heart problems, and older people, should avoid strenuous physical activity. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as cough or sore throat.

Weather Forecast

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  • The latest Met Office forecast is here
  • Whittlesey weather map here
  • Weather Warnings here

Whittlesey Weather

Whittlesey weather is reported by our own weather station close to Whittlesea Station. The data is reported automatically every five minutes. All our data is sent to Weather Underground so that you can see the past weather history for our area. If you would like to view this data chose the detailed weather option from the menu. 

We have now added an air quality sensor to measure the particulate matter present in the air we breathe. The sensor reading is now included in our weather display below. A low reading means that there is less particulate in the air a high reading tells us there is more. A more detailed view can be viewed from the Air Quality heading on the menu.

Whittlesey Weather Now