The city’s air quality fluctuates between “poor” and “moderate”

Mumbai Weather Update: City’s Air Quality Ranges From ‘Poor’ to ‘Moderate’ | Pixabay

The city’s air quality has fluctuated between the “poor” and “moderate” categories since the retreat of the monsoon. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Mumbai was recorded at 183 (moderate) on Monday while it had risen to 253 (weak ) sunday. However, even on Monday, regions like Andheri, Malad and Navi Mumbai remained in the “poor” category with AQIs of 211, 228 and 300, respectively.

After four months of good air days during the monsoon, the city experienced a drastic drop in air quality from “good” to “very poor” after the Diwali celebrations. Since then, the city’s air quality has fluctuated between the moderate and poor categories.

This fluctuation is mainly due to stagnant winds and increased dryness in the air, SAFAR explained.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded consistent ‘very poor’ air quality with 254 AQIs. Other cities like Pune and Ahmedabad remained in the “moderate” category and recorded AQIs of 147 and 141, respectively.

India’s meteorological department forecast clear skies with maximum and minimum temperatures ranging between 35 and 22 degrees Celsius for the next two days.

On Monday, the Santacruz observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 21.2 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 34.8 degrees Celsius, with a relative humidity of 75%. Colaba experienced a minimum temperature of 23.8 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 33.8 degrees Celsius, with a relative humidity of 78%.

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