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
Temperature59°C
Humidity75%
Wind7 mp/h
Pressure1021 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated1,100 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $430,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal

80

2 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

70

3 Ermelo, Mpumalanga

62

4 Lephalale, Limpopo

60

5 Mokopane, Limpopo

59

6 Soshanguve, Gauteng

59

7 Hartbeespoort, North West

57

8 Middelburg, Mpumalanga

57

9 Thabazimbi, Limpopo

56

10 Howick, KwaZulu-Natal

53

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Foreshore

49

2 Cape Point

1

3 Grotto Road

1

(local time)

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2:59, Aug 8

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US AQI

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 1 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
0.2µg/m³
SO2
2.3µg/m³

PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town air currently meets the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Friday, Aug 5

Good 38 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon59°51.8°
Wind rotating 8 degree

8.9 mp/h

Saturday, Aug 6

Good 21 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon60.8°53.6°
Wind rotating 153 degree

13.4 mp/h

Sunday, Aug 7

Good 25 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°51.8°
Wind rotating 356 degree

15.7 mp/h

Today

Good 1 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon60.8°51.8°
Wind rotating 29 degree

6.7 mp/h

Tuesday, Aug 9

Good 49 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°53.6°
Wind rotating 282 degree

6.7 mp/h

Wednesday, Aug 10

Good 26 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon57.2°51.8°
Wind rotating 12 degree

8.9 mp/h

Thursday, Aug 11

Good 15 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon59°53.6°
Wind rotating 299 degree

8.9 mp/h

Friday, Aug 12

Good 11 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon57.2°50°
Wind rotating 311 degree

22.4 mp/h

Saturday, Aug 13

Good 6 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon53.6°48.2°
Wind rotating 300 degree

24.6 mp/h

Sunday, Aug 14

Good 9 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon53.6°46.4°
Wind rotating 302 degree

8.9 mp/h

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