Melbourne finally copped a drenching overnight, but what impact has it had on air quality?

The Environmental Protection Agency has forecasted the state capital’s air quality today to be ‘moderate’ which means:

“The air quality is okay, but it could change soon. It’s okay to be outside but watch for changes in air quality around you.”

That’s at least an improvement on the last few days where the air quality has ranged from ‘poor’ to ‘hazardous’ – at one point Melbourne recorded the worst air quality of any city in the world!

As the rain sets in for the next day or two, it’s expected the rating will remain steady.

Fire-ravaged areas like East Gippsland and the northeast of the state still have a ‘very poor’ rating which may return to ‘hazardous’ over the weekend.