The map can be used either with the onscreen button controls or with mouse gestures.
The controls can be found in the top right corner of the map pane. Clicking the directional arrows allows you to pan the map, while the + and - icons
allow you to zoom in and out respectively.
If you prefer to use your mouse you can hold a left click over the map to drag it, and use your mouse wheel to zoom in
and back out.
Use the slider just above the map pane to change the date of the displayed information. You can display forecasts for today and tomorrow.
Creating a favourite zone
A favourite zone is used to automatically open and zoom the map to the specified location to save you time. On mobile devices it is instead used
to scroll down to the correct row of information.
To create a favourite zone, simply click the star icon next to a zone in the zone selection pane. The star should now appear illuminated. Please note you may have only one favourite at a time.
To undo this, or to remove a favourite zone, simply click a favourited zone's star (the star should go dim once again).
Along the right side of the map you will see a boxed section entitled "Map Toggles". Checking the box will cause a colour contour map of pollution to be overlaid on the map.
From the drop down box you can select the maps for different pollutants: PM10 (particulate matter up to 10micron in diameter), O3 (ozone) or NO2 (nitrogen dioxide). Selecting Pollution map, which is the default option, shows the map with the highest values for that day.
Using the opacity slider, you can change how transparent the map overlay will appear.
If you are a mobile user you may visit airtext.info/mobile
. When viewing this page from your mobile device
this redirection should occur automatically. However, you can either click the previous link or the large mobile bubble
at the bottom of this page in case the transfer does not happen.
If we have mistakenly identified you as using a mobile device, or you wish to view the regular site from your mobile device,
or append the "/mobile" with "/normal" in your url.
here to go to air
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For users encountering display errors with this site in your current web browser and who do not wish to upgrade or change, the accessible version also comes recommended.
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This website, airTEXT.info, will only store a single, persistent cookie for one of our features (setting a favourite zone). For more information
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To produce larger content on this website, most internet browsers support shortcuts to zoom in and out.
To zoom in you can hold the CTRL key, while either scrolling up on your mouse wheel or pressing the + key on your keyboard (this can be repeated several times).
To zoom out you can hold the CTRL key, while either scrolling down on your mouse wheel or pressing the - key on your keyboard (this can be repeated several times).
To reset to the default zoom level, hold the CTRL key, and press the 0 number key on your keyboard.
If you do not think your browser supports this functionality (or you think airTEXT may be displaying incorrectly because of your browser) we recommend downloading one of these web browsers, which have been tested to fully support airTEXT.info:
Internet Explorer 9
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The forecasts of air quality are performed using CERC's
airTEXT air pollution forecasting and alert system. Information from weather forecasts, forecasts of pollution across Europe and very detailed data on about 30,000 pollution sources across London are fed into the ADMS-Urban air pollution model to produce the forecasts of pollution. The concentrations of four pollutants are calculated: nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) and ozone (O3). From the concentrations the daily air quality index (DAQI) of each pollutant is derived. The DAQI corresponding to the pollutant which gives the highest value of the DAQI is the value shown in this app, so the DAQI shown may correspond to a different pollutant (NO2, PM10, PM2.5 or O3) on different days.
Forecast values of UV, grass pollen and temperature are supplied by MeteoGroup