“Public Health Warnings On Deteriorating Air Quality To Help Mumbaikars”


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday, February 14, said that Maharashtra will likely be free from cold conditions this week as night temperatures are set to rise.

According to reports, an IMD official said that cold northerly winds are not expected this week. However, there may be easterly or south easterly winds coming in over the state. The report also said that there are two western disturbances approaching northern India regions.

Minimum temperatures in the state have risen to over 10 degrees Celsius during this week.

As per IMD, the temperatures will rise and fluctuate between 13 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius till February 19.

Besides, it has been witnessed that Mumbai recently saw its highest-ever Air Pollution levels since city-wide intensive air monitoring was initiated in 2015.

Owing to this, city-based anti-pollution activist and Convenor of Awaaz foundation Sumaira Abdulali took to Twitter and urged the BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal to issue Public Health Warnings on days when the Air Quality Index (AQI) rises beyond safe health limits and reaches Poor, Very Poor or severe/critical levels.

Meanwhile, Mumbai IMD’s Santacruz and Colaba observatory recorded the minimum temperature of 18.1 degrees Celsius and 19.8 degrees Celsius respectively today, February 14. On the other hand, the maximum temperatures were recorded at 32.4 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius. The weather department has also said that the temperature is expected to rise further.

If experts are to be believed, with this, the air quality is likely to improve.

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