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?

Weather icon
WeatherScattered clouds
Temperature66.2°F
Humidity74%
Wind1 mp/h
Pressure29.9 Hg
Air pollution has cost an estimated1,400 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $520,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Springs, Gauteng

156

2 Ga-Rankuwa, North West

136

3 Pretoria, Gauteng

129

4 Thabazimbi, Limpopo

126

5 Sebokeng, Gauteng

122

6 Vereeniging, Gauteng

119

7 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

117

8 Johannesburg, Gauteng

113

9 Eastleigh, Gauteng

103

10 Bloemfontein, Free State

98

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Pinelands/Langa

53

2 CapePoint

22

3 Cape Point

19

4 Grotto Road

6

(local time)

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US AQI

22

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 22 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
5.3µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

x1.1

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town is currently 1.1 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Sunday, Nov 27

Good 17 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon71.6°59°
Wind rotating 160 degree

20.1 mp/h

Monday, Nov 28

Good 17 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon80.6°60.8°
Wind rotating 132 degree

11.2 mp/h

Tuesday, Nov 29

Good 30 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon71.6°62.6°
Wind rotating 310 degree

11.2 mp/h

Today

Good 22 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon71.6°62.6°
Wind rotating 203 degree

6.7 mp/h

Thursday, Dec 1

Moderate 53 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon73.4°62.6°
Wind rotating 197 degree

13.4 mp/h

Friday, Dec 2

Good 33 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon64.4°60.8°
Wind rotating 248 degree

17.9 mp/h

Saturday, Dec 3

Moderate 71 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon66.2°59°
Wind rotating 168 degree

17.9 mp/h

Sunday, Dec 4

Moderate 88 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon66.2°59°
Wind rotating 184 degree

15.7 mp/h

Monday, Dec 5

Moderate 72 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon68°59°
Wind rotating 185 degree

15.7 mp/h

Tuesday, Dec 6

Moderate 69 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon69.8°60.8°
Wind rotating 174 degree

15.7 mp/h

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