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?

Weather icon
WeatherClear sky
Temperature66.2°C
Humidity68%
Wind11.5 mp/h
Pressure1015 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated120 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $46,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

115

2 Sasolburg, Free State

79

3 Johannesburg, Gauteng

76

4 Pretoria, Gauteng

75

5 Sebokeng, Gauteng

70

6 Temba, Gauteng

68

7 Hartbeespoort, North West

63

8 Midstream, Gauteng

63

9 Eastleigh, Gauteng

62

10 Springs, Gauteng

62

(local time)

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live Cape Town aqi ranking

Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Hospital Bend Cape Town

32

2 Foreshore

22

3 Cape Point

6

4 Somerset West

1

5 Parade Crescent

0

(local time)

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US AQI

6

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Good

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 6 US AQItrendpm10
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
0.4 µg/m³trend
pm10
6.5 µg/m³trend
no2
0 µg/m³trend
so2
0.9 µg/m³trend

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Forecast

Cape Town air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Monday, Feb 22

Good 24 US AQI

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Tuesday, Feb 23

Good 22 US AQI

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Wednesday, Feb 24

Good 18 US AQI

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Today

Good 10 US AQI

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Weather icon71.6°64.4°
Wind rotating 165 degree

17.9 mp/h

Friday, Feb 26

Moderate 77 US AQI

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Weather icon73.4°62.6°
Wind rotating 163 degree

13.4 mp/h

Saturday, Feb 27

Moderate 94 US AQI

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Weather icon78.8°64.4°
Wind rotating 157 degree

11.2 mp/h

Sunday, Feb 28

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 112 US AQI

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Weather icon82.4°66.2°
Wind rotating 165 degree

2.2 mp/h

Monday, Mar 1

Moderate 66 US AQI

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Weather icon77°68°
Wind rotating 297 degree

2.2 mp/h

Tuesday, Mar 2

Moderate 56 US AQI

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Weather icon75.2°66.2°
Wind rotating 227 degree

0 mp/h

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Historical

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