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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WeatherClear sky
Temperature12°C
Humidity93%
Wind6.4 km/h
Pressure1014 mbar
Air pollution has cost an estimated1,300 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $490,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

live aqi city ranking

Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Sasolburg, Free State

163

2 Vereeniging, Gauteng

131

3 Rustenburg, North West

115

4 Eastleigh, Gauteng

94

5 Bethlehem, Free State

90

6 Ga-Rankuwa, North West

84

7 eMbalenhle, Mpumalanga

81

8 Sebokeng, Gauteng

76

9 Secunda, Mpumalanga

75

10 Hartbeespoort, North West

74

(local time)

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live Cape Town aqi ranking

Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Foreshore

59

2 CapePoint

43

3 Grotto Road

32

4 Cape Point

4

(local time)

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2:06, Sep 30

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US AQI

43

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 43 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
10.5µg/m³
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PM2.5

x2.1

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town is currently 2.1 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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How to protect from air pollution in Cape Town?

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Tuesday, Sep 27

Good 16 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon17°12°
Wind rotating 293 degree

14.4 km/h

Wednesday, Sep 28

Good 24 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon19°13°
Wind rotating 156 degree

18 km/h

Thursday, Sep 29

Good 28 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon20°15°
Wind rotating 160 degree

18 km/h

Today

Good 43 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon19°12°
Wind rotating 240 degree

14.4 km/h

Saturday, Oct 1

Moderate 60 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon18°14°
Wind rotating 166 degree

18 km/h

Sunday, Oct 2

Moderate 52 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon21°14°
Wind rotating 296 degree

10.8 km/h

Monday, Oct 3

Good 16 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon18°14°
Wind rotating 230 degree

18 km/h

Tuesday, Oct 4

Good 30 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon17°13°
Wind rotating 187 degree

18 km/h

Wednesday, Oct 5

Good 33 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon17°13°
Wind rotating 199 degree

18 km/h

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Historical

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