This website provides two types of air quality information that can be viewed in real time:
Current and forecast Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values, a scale to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. AQHI values are shown in the table to the left, and health messages found by clicking on the station name. For further details, see: Accessing Additional Information on the AQHI.
Measurements of specific air pollutants such as PM2.5, and other parameters such as temperature and wind speed. To access this data, click on the map to zoom in, and click again on your community of interest. For further details, see: Accessing Pollutant Concentrations.
May 20, 2015: The instrument which measures fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at the Federal Station in Downtown Kamloops will be calibrated this coming weekend. The procedure will last for a period of 72 hours starting Friday afternoon (22nd May) through to Monday afternoon (25th May). During this time PM2.5 readings for Kamloops will not be publicly available on this site. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) for Kamloops will also be unavailable during this period. However the forecast AQHI for Kamloops will continue to be available. Another PM2.5 monitor operates in the airshed, but is not reported on this site. This monitor will be used by Ministry staff during the calibration to monitor PM2.5 levels.
It is normal for one hour per day to be missing from the displayed readings for all gas parameters. We schedule automated instrument checks for these periods to help ensure proper operation of the monitoring equipment.
Data found on this web site is accessible in raw form before all quality assurance reviews are complete. This data is preliminary and is subject to change during the review process.