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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WeatherBroken clouds
Temperature71.6°F
Humidity56%
Wind4 mp/h
Pressure30 Hg
Air pollution has cost an estimated160 deaths*in Cape Town in 2024Find out more*Air pollution also cost approximately $57,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2024.

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#cityUS AQI
1 eMbalenhle, Mpumalanga

68

2 KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal

68

3 Midstream, Gauteng

58

4 eSikhaleni, KwaZulu-Natal

50

5 Pretoria, Gauteng

49

6 Polokwane, Limpopo

41

7 Mogwase, North West

33

8 Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

27

(local time)

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#stationUS AQI
1 Maitland

25

(local time)

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US AQI

27

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 27 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
6.6µg/m³
PM10
27.4µg/m³
NO2
11.9µg/m³
SO2
6.1µg/m³
CO
356.1µg/m³
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PM2.5

x1.3

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town is currently 1.3 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Saturday, Mar 2

Good 19 AQI US

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73.4° 64.4°
Wind rotating 161 degree 24.6 mp/h
Sunday, Mar 3

Good 14 AQI US

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77° 66.2°
Wind rotating 146 degree 15.7 mp/h
Monday, Mar 4

Good 14 AQI US

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68° 60.8°
Wind rotating 182 degree 15.7 mp/h
Today

Good 27 AQI US

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71.6° 60.8°
Wind rotating 202 degree 11.2 mp/h
Wednesday, Mar 6

Good 36 AQI US

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69.8° 60.8°
Wind rotating 163 degree 8.9 mp/h
Thursday, Mar 7

Good 31 AQI US

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69.8° 62.6°
Wind rotating 310 degree 11.2 mp/h
Friday, Mar 8

Good 37 AQI US

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71.6° 64.4°
Wind rotating 162 degree 8.9 mp/h
Saturday, Mar 9

Good 37 AQI US

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73.4° 64.4°
Wind rotating 169 degree 15.7 mp/h
Sunday, Mar 10

Good 47 AQI US

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77° 64.4°
Wind rotating 165 degree 13.4 mp/h
Monday, Mar 11

Moderate 60 AQI US

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77° 66.2°
Wind rotating 193 degree 8.9 mp/h

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