Mumbai: Air Quality Continues To Be In “Very Poor” Category


According to the latest reports, on Tuesday, January 25, Mumbai‘s air quality remained in the “very poor” category, moreover, meteorology experts have stated that the air could get better by Wednesday, January 26, evening.

Based on accounts, a bulletin by SAFAR has suggested that the impact of the dust storms in Maharashtra‘s Mumbai and Pune has considerably reduced and is anticipated to become negligible by Wednesday. It has been reported that on Monday, January 24, Mumbai attained its highest recorded pollution with AQI highlighting the 503 thresholds.

It is claimed that many locals complained of throat, chest and nasal congestion after the air quality index (AQI) crossed the 500-mark. The AQI is the concentration of a carcinogenic 2.5 particulate matter in the air. It is stated by experts that “very poor” air quality triggers respiratory problems. 

However, Mumbai’s AQI improved to “very poor” from “severe” on Tuesday with expectations of it improving to “lower end of very poor” or “poor” for the next two days, remarked the bulletin.

Mazgaon continued to have the worst AQI with more than 502 PM 2.5 concentration mark, mentioned the SAFAR monitor. Apart from Worli, the AQI in Chembur, Colaba, Bhandup, BKC, Borivali, Andheri and Malad remained “very poor”.

Moreover, on Tuesday morning, the city recorded a minimum temperature of 13.4 degrees Celsius which on Monday was 15 degrees.

Also Read: Mumbai’s Air Pollution On Rise Not Only In Winter; Study Hints At Increasing Bad AQI

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