Primary Pollutant

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Cape Town Air Quality Index (AQI)

Real-time PM2.5, PM10 air pollution in Western Cape

Last Update: 07 Oct 2022, 04:05am

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Major Air Pollutants in Cape Town

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5 (PM2.5)
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42 (PM10)
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3 (NO2)

PM2.5

The current PM2.5 concentration in Cape Town is ✓below the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

Cape Town - Locations Air Pollution Level

LOCATIONS Status AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Khayelitsha Ct Metro MODERATE 61 35 17 35 13 82
Goodwood-NAQI MODERATE 51 55 0 55 11 87
Bellville South-NAQI MODERATE 56 65 0 65 11 87
Maitland GOOD 21 15 5 15 11 87

Weather Conditions in Cape Town

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What are the weather and climatic conditions in Cape Town?
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Sunrise
Sunset
06:26 AM
06:26 PM
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Wind speed

33 km/h

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UV Index

16

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Pressure

800 mb


Health Advice For Cape Town

How to protect yourself from air pollution around Cape Town, South Africa?
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Wear Mask

Not Required
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Stay Indoors

Not Required
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Windows

Keep Open
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Use Purifier

Not Required
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Family

Allow Outdoor

Cape Town Air Quality Forecast



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Today

134

AQI

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Friday

134

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Saturday

134

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Sunday

134

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Monday

134

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Tuesday

134

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Wednesday

134

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Cape Town

AQI Calendar

0-50
Good
51-100
Moderate
101-150
Poor
151-200
Unhealthy
201-300
Severe
301-500
Hazardous

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FAQs of Cape Town Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)


Quick answers to some commonly asked questions about the air pollution of Cape Town.


The real-time air quality in Cape Town is 42 (GOOD) AQI now. This was last updated 1 hour ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in Cape Town is 5 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 25 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5. Currently, the concentration is 0.20 times the recommended limit.

Generally, the air quality at Cape Town starts deteriorating in late October. The winters are the worst-hit season in terms of air pollution.

You should wear a good N95 mask when you go outdoor in Cape Town until the AQI is improving upto moderate range.

Office going people should avoid personal vehicles and use public transportations or carpooling.

(i) The primary causes of outdoor air pollution are solid, liquid particles called aerosols & gase from vehicles emissions, construction activities, factories, burning stubble & fossil fuels and wildfire, etc.

(ii) Main causes of indoor air pollution are harmful gases from cooking fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung), damp, mould smoke, chemicals from cleaning materials, etc.

Indoor air pollution in Cape Town is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In Cape Town, you must use an air purifier or fresh air machine at home or office indoor and close all the doors, windows and ventilations when the outdoor air quality index (aqi) in Cape Town is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.




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