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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WeatherShower rain
Temperature62.6°C
Humidity75%
Wind7 mp/h
Pressure1015 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated860 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $310,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

live aqi city ranking

Real-time South Africa city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 eMkhomazi, KwaZulu-Natal

88

2 Vereeniging, Gauteng

81

3 Standerton, Mpumalanga

77

4 Bojanala Platinum, North West

74

5 Springs, Gauteng

72

6 Bethlehem, Free State

70

7 Howick, KwaZulu-Natal

69

8 Rustenburg, North West

68

9 Burgersfort, Mpumalanga

66

10 Sasolburg, Free State

66

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

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#stationUS AQI
1 Hospital Bend Cape Town

48

2 Foreshore

27

3 Somerset West

22

4 Cape Point

0

(local time)

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1:04, Sep 19

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US AQI

35

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 35 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
8.4 µg/m³trend
SO2
0.3 µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

x0

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town air is currently 0 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Thursday, Sep 16

Good 25 US AQI

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Friday, Sep 17

Good 20 US AQI

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Saturday, Sep 18

Good 35 US AQI

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Today

Good 35 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°53.6°
Wind rotating 356 degree

20.1 mp/h

Monday, Sep 20

Good 23 US AQI

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Weather icon59°53.6°
Wind rotating 208 degree

15.7 mp/h

Tuesday, Sep 21

Good 26 US AQI

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Weather icon64.4°51.8°
Wind rotating 156 degree

11.2 mp/h

Wednesday, Sep 22

Good 38 US AQI

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Weather icon75.2°53.6°
Wind rotating 141 degree

8.9 mp/h

Thursday, Sep 23

Good 23 US AQI

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Weather icon60.8°57.2°
Wind rotating 325 degree

17.9 mp/h

Friday, Sep 24

Good 25 US AQI

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Weather icon62.6°55.4°
Wind rotating 345 degree

8.9 mp/h

Saturday, Sep 25

Good 37 US AQI

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Weather icon68°55.4°
Wind rotating 275 degree

2.2 mp/h

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Historical

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