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
Temperature55.4°C
Humidity59%
Wind4.6 mp/h
Pressure1019 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated550 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $200,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Eastleigh, Gauteng

174

2 Ermelo, Mpumalanga

158

3 Sebokeng, Gauteng

154

4 Soshanguve, Gauteng

153

5 Vereeniging, Gauteng

124

6 Howick, KwaZulu-Natal

122

7 Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

113

8 Mokopane, Limpopo

109

9 Pretoria, Gauteng

104

10 Bloemfontein, Free State

99

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

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#stationUS AQI
1 Parade Crescent

108

2 Somerset West

77

3 Foreshore

54

4 Soetuintjie Street

41

5 Hospital Bend Cape Town

35

6 Cape Point

14

(local time)

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US AQI

62

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Moderate

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 62 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
17.3 µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town air is currently 1 times above WHO exposure recommendation

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Cape Town?

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Monday, Jun 21

Moderate 64 US AQI

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Tuesday, Jun 22

Good 24 US AQI

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Wednesday, Jun 23

Good 33 US AQI

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Today

Good 37 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon60.8°53.6°
Wind rotating 145 degree

4.5 mp/h

Friday, Jun 25

Good 22 US AQI

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Weather icon60.8°51.8°
Wind rotating 306 degree

29.1 mp/h

Saturday, Jun 26

Good 10 US AQI

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Weather icon59°53.6°
Wind rotating 286 degree

15.7 mp/h

Sunday, Jun 27

Good 9 US AQI

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Weather icon59°51.8°
Wind rotating 353 degree

22.4 mp/h

Monday, Jun 28

Good 5 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon55.4°50°
Wind rotating 350 degree

24.6 mp/h

Tuesday, Jun 29

Good 5 US AQI

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Weather icon55.4°50°
Wind rotating 243 degree

11.2 mp/h

Wednesday, Jun 30

Good 8 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon55.4°50°
Wind rotating 355 degree

26.8 mp/h

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Historical

Historic air quality graph for Cape Town

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