Air quality in Johannesburg

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Johannesburg

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Weather

What is the current weather in Johannesburg?

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WeatherClear sky
Temperature57.2°C
Humidity82%
Wind7.4 mp/h
Pressure1022 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated550 deaths*in Johannesburg in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $220,000,000 USD in Johannesburg in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

149

2 Johannesburg, Gauteng

135

3 Eastleigh, Gauteng

118

4 Midstream, Gauteng

104

5 Pretoria, Gauteng

98

6 Springs, Gauteng

93

7 Sebokeng, Gauteng

91

8 Sasolburg, Free State

82

9 Ga-Rankuwa, North West

80

10 Hartbeespoort, North West

77

(local time)

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#stationUS AQI
1 Bedfordview

137

2 Olifantsfontein

135

3 Diepkloof

102

4 Jabavu

58

(local time)

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US AQI

135

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Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Johannesburg?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 135 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
49.4 µg/m³trend
pm10
70.1 µg/m³trend
no2
30.5 µg/m³trend
so2
8.6 µg/m³trend

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Johannesburg?

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Forecast

Johannesburg air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Wednesday, Mar 3

Moderate 97 US AQI

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Thursday, Mar 4

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 102 US AQI

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Friday, Mar 5

Moderate 91 US AQI

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Today

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 113 US AQI

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Weather icon80.6°57.2°
Wind rotating 311 degree

6.7 mp/h

Sunday, Mar 7

Moderate 81 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°64.4°
Wind rotating 205 degree

4.5 mp/h

Monday, Mar 8

Moderate 78 US AQI

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Weather icon82.4°66.2°
Wind rotating 321 degree

6.7 mp/h

Tuesday, Mar 9

Moderate 66 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°68°
Wind rotating 312 degree

8.9 mp/h

Wednesday, Mar 10

Moderate 70 US AQI

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Weather icon86°68°
Wind rotating 280 degree

11.2 mp/h

Thursday, Mar 11

Moderate 79 US AQI

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Weather icon86°66.2°
Wind rotating 27 degree

4.5 mp/h

Friday, Mar 12

Moderate 89 US AQI

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Weather icon80.6°62.6°
Wind rotating 349 degree

8.9 mp/h

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Historical

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