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Cape Town Air Quality Index (AQI)

Real-time air pollution and PM2.5 level in the city

Last Update: 26 May 2022, 07:05pm

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Major Air Pollutants

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39 (PM2.5)
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80 (PM10)

Current Air Pollution Level in Cape Town

LOCATIONS Status AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Khayelitsha Ct Metro UNHEALTHY 158 130 69 127 16 82
Foreshore GOOD 42 34 10 34 16 82

Weather Conditions in Cape Town

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What are the weather and climatic conditions in Cape Town?
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Local Time

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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

Required
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Stay Indoors

Not Required
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Windows

Keep Close
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Use Purifier

Required
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Family

Avoid Outdoor

Cape Town Air Quality Forecast



Day

AQI

Weather


Temp.


Today

134

AQI

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Friday

134

AQI

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Saturday

134

AQI

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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's Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)


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


The real-time AQI in this city is 82 (MODERATE) now. This was last updated 59 minutes ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 at Cape Town is 39 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 25 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5. Currently, the concentration is 1.56 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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