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
WeatherFew clouds
Temperature71.6°C
Humidity68%
Wind12.7 mp/h
Pressure1014 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated140 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $50,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

live aqi city ranking

Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 eMbalenhle, Mpumalanga

147

2 Temba, Gauteng

93

3 Johannesburg, Gauteng

83

4 Springs, Gauteng

65

5 Sebokeng, Gauteng

64

6 Witbank, Mpumalanga

61

7 Sasolburg, Free State

59

8 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

59

9 Pretoria, Gauteng

58

10 Eastleigh, Gauteng

56

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Hospital Bend Cape Town

43

2 Cape Point

24

3 Foreshore

21

4 Somerset West

21

5 Parade Crescent

9

(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
5.4 µg/m³trend
pm10
16.5 µg/m³trend
no2
2.2 µg/m³trend
so2
1.4 µg/m³trend

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Saturday, Feb 27

Good 12 US AQI

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Sunday, Feb 28

Good 23 US AQI

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Monday, Mar 1

Good 45 US AQI

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Today

Good 30 US AQI

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Weather icon71.6°64.4°
Wind rotating 316 degree

8.9 mp/h

Wednesday, Mar 3

Moderate 73 US AQI

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Weather icon71.6°64.4°
Wind rotating 290 degree

6.7 mp/h

Thursday, Mar 4

Good 44 US AQI

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Weather icon68°64.4°
Wind rotating 175 degree

13.4 mp/h

Friday, Mar 5

Good 30 US AQI

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Weather icon73.4°62.6°
Wind rotating 185 degree

4.5 mp/h

Saturday, Mar 6

Good 40 US AQI

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Weather icon71.6°64.4°
Wind rotating 329 degree

11.2 mp/h

Sunday, Mar 7

Good 22 US AQI

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Weather icon69.8°62.6°
Wind rotating 308 degree

4.5 mp/h

Monday, Mar 8

Good 25 US AQI

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Weather icon66.2°62.6°
Wind rotating 172 degree

13.4 mp/h

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Historical

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