August 16, 2022

Inside days, Mumbai’s air high quality plummets to ‘passable’ | Photograph: Consultant Picture

A day after the town breathed cleanest air, Mumbai on Sunday recorded an Air High quality Index (AQI) of 56, bringing the air high quality down from ‘good’ to the ‘passable’ class.

As per information from the System of Air High quality and Climate Forecasting and Analysis (SAFAR), the town’s AQI on Friday was 10, which is the lowest-ever because the monitoring started in 2015.

In accordance with SAFAR, the AQI of Mumbai will proceed to stay within the ‘passable’ class for the following two days.

Nonetheless, on Sunday, the town crossed the 50 AQI mark for the primary time since mid June. Again then, Mumbai had been witnessing good air– principally under AQI 20-after the onset of monsoon.

Explaining the explanation for Sunday’s improve in AQI, SAFAR venture director Gufran Beig, mentioned, “There are various components that have an effect on the AQI of a selected area however the wind velocity is among the major components; particularly for a geographical area like Mumbai which is surrounded by sea on three sides.”

The rise and reduce in AQI for Mumbai largely is dependent upon the velocity of the wind which was excessive on Friday and low on Sunday, ensuing within the improve and reduce of air high quality all through the town, he added.

There are six AQI classes specifically ‘good’ (0 to 50), ‘passable’ (50 to 99), ‘reasonable’ (100 to 199), ‘poor’ (200 to 299), ‘very poor’ (300 to 399), and ‘extreme’ (400 to 500).

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Every of those classes is determined based mostly on the ambient focus values of air pollution.

In the meantime, the Indian Meteorological Division (IMD) has predicted reasonable rain within the metropolis and suburbs with a chance of heavy rainfall at remoted locations.

On Sunday, the minimal temperature recorded in Santacruz was 25.8 levels Celsius and the utmost was 31.6 levels Celsius, with 87 per cent relative humidity. Equally, Colaba skilled a minimal temperature of 26.9 levels Celsius and a most of 31 levels Celsius, with 83 per cent relative humidity.

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