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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Temperature48.2°C
Humidity98%
Wind2 mp/h
Pressure1020 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated490 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $180,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

live aqi city ranking

Real-time South Africa city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Centurion, Gauteng

229

2 Eastleigh, Gauteng

191

3 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

172

4 Midstream, Gauteng

163

5 Vereeniging, Gauteng

157

6 Hartbeespoort, North West

156

7 Johannesburg, Gauteng

155

8 Sasolburg, Free State

155

9 Middelburg, Mpumalanga

115

10 Pretoria, Gauteng

110

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

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#stationUS AQI
1 Foreshore

110

2 Hospital Bend Cape Town

108

3 Soetuintjie Street

76

4 Somerset West

70

5 Parade Crescent

51

6 Cape Point

5

(local time)

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5:08, Jun 14

Is there air pollution in Cape Town?

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US AQI

73

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Moderate

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 73 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
22.7 µg/m³trend
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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town air is currently 2 times above WHO exposure recommendation

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Cape Town?

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Friday, Jun 11

Moderate 63 US AQI

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Saturday, Jun 12

Moderate 70 US AQI

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Sunday, Jun 13

Moderate 61 US AQI

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Today

Moderate 67 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon62.6°48.2°
Wind rotating 210 degree

4.5 mp/h

Tuesday, Jun 15

Moderate 62 US AQI

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Weather icon64.4°57.2°
Wind rotating 2 degree

8.9 mp/h

Wednesday, Jun 16

Moderate 54 US AQI

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Weather icon62.6°57.2°
Wind rotating 352 degree

8.9 mp/h

Thursday, Jun 17

Good 39 US AQI

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Weather icon62.6°55.4°
Wind rotating 1 degree

6.7 mp/h

Friday, Jun 18

Good 46 US AQI

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Weather icon64.4°55.4°
Wind rotating 151 degree

6.7 mp/h

Saturday, Jun 19

Good 38 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon71.6°59°
Wind rotating 182 degree

4.5 mp/h

Sunday, Jun 20

Moderate 69 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon68°59°
Wind rotating 325 degree

13.4 mp/h

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Historical

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