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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WeatherRain
Temperature12°C
Humidity92%
Wind9.6 mp/h
Pressure1007 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated830 deaths*in Cape Town in 2021LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $310,000,000 USD in Cape Town in 2021.

live aqi city ranking

Real-time South Africa city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Hartbeespoort, North West

152

2 Vereeniging, Gauteng

151

3 Sasolburg, Free State

144

4 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

121

5 Ermelo, Mpumalanga

86

6 Middelburg, Mpumalanga

79

7 Standerton, Mpumalanga

78

8 Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal

75

9 eMkhomazi, KwaZulu-Natal

73

10 Rustenburg, North West

73

(local time)

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live Cape Town aqi ranking

Real-time Cape Town air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Foreshore

41

2 Parade Crescent

7

3 Cape Point

2

(local time)

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8:09, Jun 14

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US AQI

7

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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 7 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
1.6µg/m³
NO2
4.7µg/m³
SO2
2.9µg/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
Saturday, Jun 11

Moderate 67 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon22°17°
Wind rotating 337 degree

21.6 mp/h

Sunday, Jun 12

Moderate 52 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon19°15°
Wind rotating 334 degree

32.4 mp/h

Monday, Jun 13

Good 22 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon15°13°
Wind rotating 331 degree

28.8 mp/h

Today

Good 7 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon14°12°
Wind rotating 311 degree

32.4 mp/h

Wednesday, Jun 15

Good 13 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon14°11°
Wind rotating 182 degree

10.8 mp/h

Thursday, Jun 16

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 120 US AQI

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Weather icon17°10°
Wind rotating 53 degree

14.4 mp/h

Friday, Jun 17

Good 36 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon17°13°
Wind rotating 5 degree

39.6 mp/h

Saturday, Jun 18

Good 6 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon16°12°
Wind rotating 310 degree

39.6 mp/h

Sunday, Jun 19

Good 14 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon15°12°
Wind rotating 168 degree

14.4 mp/h

Monday, Jun 20

Good 31 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon17°12°
Wind rotating 145 degree

36 mp/h

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Historical

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