Mumbai's Air Quality Index Worsens Yet Again

According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Bandra Kurla Complex's (BKC) Air Quality Index was 344 (very poor).

  • Mumbai's Air Quality Index Worsens Yet Again
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System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), on January 21 stated that the Air Quality Index was 344 (very poor). SAFAR and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) categorises Air Quality Index as follows: 

  • 0-50 - good
  • 51-100 - satisfactory
  • 101-200 - moderate
  • 201-300 - poor
  • 301-400 - very poor
  • above 400 - severe. 

Also Read: Dip in temperature causes Mumbai air quality to drop to 'poor'

With Bandra Kurla Complex experiencing the worst ait quality in the city, Colaba, Kurla, Worli, Parel etc were not far behind. Following are the Air Quality Index recorded in other parts of the city: 

Kurla 220
Sion182
Vile Parle West197
Powai199
Worli220
Borivali East 178 


Also Read: Cold winds and pleasant weather greets Mumbaikars

The Air Quality Index on Monday, January 20 was recorded at 178 and the average temperature was 22-degree Celcius. In the meantime, the minimum temperature for the city continued to be two degrees below normal at 15.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Prior to that, the city recorded its lowest-ever January temperature since 2013, at 11.4 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, the minimum temperature in the suburbs rose to 13.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday. 

Poor air quality can irritate the eyes, nose and throat. It can further cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions and affect the heart and cardiovascular system. Breathing polluted air for long periods of time can lead to more serious problems. 

Also Read: Mumbai Records Poor Air Quality Index: SAFAR data

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