Here's How Mumbai Experiences 'Bad Air Day'

Mumbai Air Quality Index (AQI) during diwali since the last five years.

Here's How Mumbai Experiences 'Bad Air Day'

Its a common sight to see places like Nariman Point hazy at one day and normal at another, and its more common that Mumbaikars don't take air pollution as seriously as they should. 'It's not as bad as it's in Delhi' is what they exclaim. However, we owe to Delhi that even we check our Air Quality Index (AQI) regularly now. 

AQI is generally used by the government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to become. Public health risks increase as the AQI rises.

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Here's how AQI is determined: 

Air Quality Index (AQI) since the last 5 years:  


Mumbai is a hub for industries, it's a common thing that the air quality deteriorates due to emissions. As it's near the sea, the temperature and pollutants in air changes as the winds move from the sea to land and vice versa. Therefore, the financial capital experiences 'Good Air Days' as well. 

Mumbai's AQI during Diwali 2019 was 87 which is considered as 'satisfactory'. 

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