Air Quality in Mumbai hit satisfactory mark on Tuesday

As per the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) the AQI of the city was recorded at 95 in the early hours of the morning and it continued to improve as the day progressed and reached the 87 mark.

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Even though it continues to be hot and humid in Mumbai, the air quality dropped to the satisfactory mark. The wind pattern has changed chores on Tuesday, December 3 and there was a prediction that it might rain in isolated locations.

As per the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) the AQI of the city was recorded at 95 in the early hours of the morning and it continued to improve as the day progressed and reached the 87 mark.

Decoding AQI Parameters

  • An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good"
  • An AQI between 51-100 "satisfactory"
  • An AQI between 101-200 "moderate"
  • An AQI between 201-300 "poor"
  • An AQI between 301-400 "very poor"
  • An AQI between 401-500 "severe"
  • An AQI above 500 is "severe-plus or emergency" category

Having AQI in this range is quite a rarity for Mumbai around this time. Just the last Sunday (December 1), the AQI in Mumbai was showing the reading of 181. Whereas, AQI of suburban area in Bandra was 167, Borivali 159, Vile Parle 179, and Powai 183. This continues to the trend even in the city Colaba recording an AQI of 193, Kurla 184, Sion 176, Worli 188. All this data has been sourced form the real-time air quality application 'Air Matters'.

If one may recall, this year (in 2019) Mumbai recorded its 'cleanest Diwali air' in five years. In addition to this, thanks to the awareness about noise and air pollution, Mumbaikars also celebrated their quietest Diwali in 15 years. 

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