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
Temperature62.6°C
Humidity63%
Wind2 mp/h
Pressure1019 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated970 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $360,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Johannesburg, Gauteng

73

2 Springs, Gauteng

67

3 Eastleigh, Gauteng

65

4 Midstream, Gauteng

61

5 Randburg, Gauteng

52

6 Bloemfontein, Free State

44

7 Mahikeng, North West

42

8 Roodepoort, Gauteng

42

9 Meyerton, Gauteng

38

10 eMbalenhle, Mpumalanga

37

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#stationUS AQI
1 Hospital Bend Cape Town

36

2 Foreshore

30

3 Somerset West

7

4 Cape Point

0

(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
5.3 µg/m³trend

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town air currently meets 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
Saturday, Oct 23

Good 37 US AQI

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Sunday, Oct 24

Good 36 US AQI

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Monday, Oct 25

Good 37 US AQI

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Today

Good 22 US AQI

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Weather icon75.2°59°
Wind rotating 132 degree

11.2 mp/h

Wednesday, Oct 27

Good 47 US AQI

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Weather icon77°60.8°
Wind rotating 279 degree

11.2 mp/h

Thursday, Oct 28

Good 23 US AQI

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Weather icon69.8°60.8°
Wind rotating 348 degree

13.4 mp/h

Friday, Oct 29

Good 28 US AQI

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Weather icon68°60.8°
Wind rotating 350 degree

13.4 mp/h

Saturday, Oct 30

Moderate 54 US AQI

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Weather icon68°59°
Wind rotating 186 degree

11.2 mp/h

Sunday, Oct 31

Good 28 US AQI

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Weather icon68°59°
Wind rotating 165 degree

15.7 mp/h

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Historical

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