Mumbai Air quality improved due to rainfall: SAFAR

Mumbai: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday has predicted occasional spells of rain and showers with heavy rainfall at one or two places in the city and suburbs in the next 48 hours.

According to IMD, the June month has recorded a total of 585.3 mm of rainfall. Report says that it is the highest recorded rainfall in the year. Areas like Colaba has recorded 9.2mm rainfall as on Friday evening, while areas of Santacruz has received 20.3mm rainfall on Friday.  “Santacruz received the maximum rainfall in the month of June”, said an official from IMD.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), heavy rainfall in the city has washed away the particulate matters, which has cleaned the atmosphere. “Monsoon is the best season to improve the air quality”, said Gufran Beig, Project Director, SAFAR. For the past ten days, the air quality is within the permissible limits. The air quality index is less than 10, which shows that the air quality is good. “It is a rare occasion during when the air quality index goes beyond 10. The air quality has improved due to the rains,” added Beig.

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