Air quality in Johannesburg

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

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Weather

What is the current weather in Johannesburg?

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WeatherClear sky
Temperature51.8°C
Humidity56%
Wind1.1 mp/h
Pressure1032 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated1,900 deaths*in Johannesburg in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $760,000,000 USD in Johannesburg in 2021.

live aqi city ranking

Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

163

2 East London, Eastern Cape

162

3 Springs, Gauteng

157

4 Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal

153

5 Ermelo, Mpumalanga

147

6 Thabazimbi, Limpopo

131

7 Eastleigh, Gauteng

115

8 Sasolburg, Free State

108

9 eMkhomazi, KwaZulu-Natal

105

10 Standerton, Mpumalanga

105

(local time)

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live Johannesburg aqi ranking

Real-time Johannesburg air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Olifantsfontein

105

2 Bedfordview

78

3 Diepkloof

68

4 Kensington - Magpie Street

45

(local time)

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US AQI

86

live AQI index
Moderate

Human face indicating AQI level

Overview

What is the current air quality in Johannesburg?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 86 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
28.6µg/m³
PM10
57.8µg/m³
O3
9.1µg/m³
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PM2.5

x5.7

PM2.5 concentration in Johannesburg is currently 5.7 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Johannesburg?

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Forecast

Johannesburg air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Tuesday, Jun 28

Moderate 61 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon55.4°41°
Wind rotating 93 degree

6.7 mp/h

Wednesday, Jun 29

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 101 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon55.4°39.2°
Wind rotating 154 degree

4.5 mp/h

Thursday, Jun 30

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 117 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon59°42.8°
Wind rotating 55 degree

6.7 mp/h

Today

Moderate 86 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon59°44.6°
Wind rotating 357 degree

4.5 mp/h

Saturday, Jul 2

Moderate 82 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon59°44.6°
Wind rotating 324 degree

4.5 mp/h

Sunday, Jul 3

Moderate 84 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon60.8°48.2°
Wind rotating 297 degree

4.5 mp/h

Monday, Jul 4

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 105 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°50°
Wind rotating 321 degree

2.2 mp/h

Tuesday, Jul 5

Moderate 74 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon64.4°51.8°
Wind rotating 286 degree

8.9 mp/h

Wednesday, Jul 6

Moderate 73 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°44.6°
Wind rotating 186 degree

4.5 mp/h

Thursday, Jul 7

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 113 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon64.4°48.2°
Wind rotating 360 degree

2.2 mp/h

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