Mumbai Records Cleanest Air on July 23

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) the Air Quality Index was 21 which is categorised as 'good'.

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Mumbaikars were mesmerised with the clear sky view that the capital city had to offer on Tuesday, July 23, something which is uncommon in Mumbai owing to the pollution. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Air Quality Index (AQI) was 21 which is categorised as 'good' and the surface visibility level was up to 10 km which is generally 5-6km. 

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System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) had started monitoring the pollutants level from 2015 and have stated that on Tuesday it was the third-lowest recorded AQI since 2015. 

Notably, SAFAR categorises AQI for PM2.5 in the 0-50 range as good; 51-100 as satisfactory; 101-200 as moderate; 201-300 as poor; 301-400 as very poor and above 400 as severe. As stated in Hindustan Times, the cleanest air day of the past four years was recorded on June 25, 2018, when the AQI dropped to 13 (good), followed by an AQI of 18 (good) on June 6, 2018. Prior to Tuesday, the lowest AQI this year was on June 28, at 22 (good).

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