Air quality in Cape Town

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

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Weather

What is the current weather in Cape Town?

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WeatherScattered clouds
Temperature62.6°C
Humidity66%
Wind5 mp/h
Pressure1008 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated960 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $350,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 eMkhomazi, KwaZulu-Natal

137

2 Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal

90

3 Polokwane, Limpopo

87

4 Pretoria, Gauteng

81

5 Kraaifontein, Western Cape

79

6 Berea, KwaZulu-Natal

76

7 Middelburg, Mpumalanga

74

8 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

72

9 Secunda, Mpumalanga

71

10 Randburg, Gauteng

68

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

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#stationUS AQI
1 Foreshore

65

2 Hospital Bend Cape Town

52

3 Somerset West

24

4 Cape Point

0

(local time)

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9:08, Oct 22

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US AQI

38

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 38 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
9.2 µg/m³trend

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town air currently meets the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Tuesday, Oct 19

Good 30 US AQI

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Wednesday, Oct 20

Good 49 US AQI

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Thursday, Oct 21

Good 47 US AQI

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Today

Good 38 US AQI

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Weather icon62.6°57.2°
Wind rotating 319 degree

26.8 mp/h

Saturday, Oct 23

Good 11 US AQI

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Weather icon62.6°55.4°
Wind rotating 296 degree

22.4 mp/h

Sunday, Oct 24

Good 21 US AQI

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Weather icon64.4°55.4°
Wind rotating 161 degree

15.7 mp/h

Monday, Oct 25

Good 20 US AQI

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Weather icon68°55.4°
Wind rotating 153 degree

17.9 mp/h

Tuesday, Oct 26

Good 22 US AQI

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Weather icon71.6°59°
Wind rotating 138 degree

20.1 mp/h

Wednesday, Oct 27

Good 32 US AQI

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Weather icon75.2°60.8°
Wind rotating 131 degree

17.9 mp/h

Thursday, Oct 28

Moderate 53 US AQI

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Weather icon75.2°59°
Wind rotating 128 degree

8.9 mp/h

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Historical

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