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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WeatherClear sky
Temperature20°C
Humidity87%
Wind16.1 km/h
Pressure1013 mbar
Air pollution has cost an estimated49 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $18,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

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Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Ga-Rankuwa, North West

103

2 Vereeniging, Gauteng

93

3 Rosebank, Western Cape

80

4 Centurion, Gauteng

76

5 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

76

6 Pretoria, Gauteng

66

7 Bethlehem, Free State

65

8 Klerksdorp, North West

59

9 Sasolburg, Free State

57

10 Thabazimbi, Limpopo

54

(local time)

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Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 CapePoint

4

(local time)

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Cape Town?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 4 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
1µg/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, Feb 10

Good 18 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon28°19°
Wind rotating 186 degree

14.4 km/h

Saturday, Feb 11

Good 19 US AQI

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Weather icon28°21°
Wind rotating 196 degree

14.4 km/h

Sunday, Feb 12

Good 9 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon23°20°
Wind rotating 195 degree

21.6 km/h

Today

Good 4 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon24°19°
Wind rotating 178 degree

18 km/h

Tuesday, Feb 14

Moderate 64 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon21°19°
Wind rotating 175 degree

28.8 km/h

Wednesday, Feb 15

Moderate 66 US AQI

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Weather icon22°19°
Wind rotating 162 degree

43.2 km/h

Thursday, Feb 16

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 122 US AQI

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Weather icon23°18°
Wind rotating 143 degree

32.4 km/h

Friday, Feb 17

Moderate 100 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon24°18°
Wind rotating 151 degree

32.4 km/h

Saturday, Feb 18

Moderate 82 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon25°19°
Wind rotating 163 degree

32.4 km/h

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