Air quality in Pietermaritzburg

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Pietermaritzburg

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Weather

What is the current weather in Pietermaritzburg?

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WeatherBroken clouds
Temperature60.8°C
Humidity93%
Wind2.3 mp/h
Pressure1017 mb

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

#city US AQI
1 Standerton, Mpumalanga

155

2 Ermelo, Mpumalanga

139

3 Thabazimbi, Limpopo

103

4 KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal

102

5 Howick, KwaZulu-Natal

96

6 Cape Town, Western Cape

84

7 Eastleigh, Gauteng

84

8 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

76

9 Middelburg, Mpumalanga

73

10 Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

72

(local time)

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live Pietermaritzburg aqi ranking

Real-time Pietermaritzburg air quality ranking

#station US AQI
1 Pietermaritzburg Airport - ORIBI

72

2 Edendale

36

(local time)

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US AQI

72

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Moderate

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Pietermaritzburg?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 72 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
22µg/m³
PM10
15.4µg/m³
SO2
74.7µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

x4.4

PM2.5 concentration in Pietermaritzburg air is currently 4.4 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Pietermaritzburg?

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Forecast

Pietermaritzburg air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Tuesday, May 17

Good 40 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon75.2°51.8°
Wind rotating 312 degree

4.5 mp/h

Wednesday, May 18

Good 44 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon77°53.6°
Wind rotating 355 degree

4.5 mp/h

Thursday, May 19

Good 44 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon75.2°53.6°
Wind rotating 302 degree

4.5 mp/h

Today

Moderate 72 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon69.8°53.6°
Wind rotating 130 degree

8.9 mp/h

Saturday, May 21

Good 46 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon57.2°55.4°
Wind rotating 195 degree

4.5 mp/h

Sunday, May 22

Moderate 69 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon55.4°53.6°
Wind rotating 219 degree

2.2 mp/h

Monday, May 23

Moderate 96 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon66.2°53.6°
Wind rotating 135 degree

2.2 mp/h

Tuesday, May 24

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 118 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon75.2°53.6°
Wind rotating 297 degree

2.2 mp/h

Wednesday, May 25

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 119 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon77°53.6°
Wind rotating 297 degree

4.5 mp/h

Thursday, May 26

Moderate 75 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°53.6°
Wind rotating 122 degree

6.7 mp/h

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