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Check air quality levels

Here are some ways to check air quality levels in Lewisham.

Sign up to air quality alerts and forecasts

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Look at data from air quality monitoring sites

We currently have five air quality monitoring sites in the borough that provide historic and predicted air pollution levels to the London Air Quality Network website, along with 141 nitrogen dioxide tubes (extended from July 2022) at locations around the borough.

A state of the art supersite in Honour Oak Park, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and led by NERC Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) was set up in Lewisham in 2019. 

Our five real-time monitoring sites are in:

  • Loampit Vale (in Lewisham town centre)

  • New Cross

  • Catford

  • Deptford

  • With the supersite at Honor Oak Park.

Hourly readings and weekly air pollution reports showing concentrations of pollutants (nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter etc.) from real - time monitoring sites within the borough can be accessed on the London Air website.

The locations of our current nitrogen dioxide tubes are detailed in our most recent Air quality annual status report. Read our air quality action plan and other reports.

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