Mumbai Pollution Update: City's air quality worse than Delhi yet again, AQI at 276; temperature at 21.8°C

Meanwhile, the pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentrations were at 94 and 177 respectively.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Saturday, December 31, 2022, 11:14 PM IST
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Mumbai Pollution Update: City's air quality worse than Delhi yet again, AQI at 276; temperature at 21.8°C | Swapnil Sakhare/FPJ

Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted a possibility of a minimum temperature below 16 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday over Mumbai. While the air quality of the city remained in the ‘very poor’ category at an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 306.

According to the IMD, on Saturday, Santacruz witnessed a minimum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 31.1 degrees Celsius, with 59% relative humidity. Colaba experienced a minimum temperature of 21.0 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 28.6 degrees Celsius, with 66% relative humidity.

Meanwhile on Saturday the air quality of the city was in the ‘very poor’ category.

SAFAR has predicted the air quality of Mumbai to remain in the 'very poor' category for the next two days.

Mumbai weather

The India Meterological Department has forecasted that the city and suburbs will see mainly clear sky. The maximum & minimum temperatures are likely to be around 34°C & 19°C.

The minimum temperature may drop starting on January 2 in Mumbai and other areas due to a cold wave that the IMD has predicted will affect North India in the upcoming week.

The temperature of the city currently is 21.8°C and the humidity percentage was recorded at 61% and the precipitation rate is at 0%.

AQI of different areas in Mumbai

According to the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai's overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was 306 on Saturday, while Chembur (345), Andheri (349) and Mazagaon  (301) were in the 'very poor' category on Saturday. Also, Navi Mumbai, which usually does not fall in the poor category often, recorded an AQI of 321 in the very poor category. BKC and Worli were in the 'moderate' category with an AQI of 190 and 200 respectively. 

AQI of other metro cities

The air quality in Pune is 'moderate' with an AQI of 176. Meanwhile, Chennai is seeing AQI of 109. Hyderabad's AQI was recorded to be 140 while Kolkata stood at 212. India's Silicon Valley, Bengaluru recorded an AQI of 144 and Ahmedabad saw AQI of 139. Delhi's AQI is 'poor' with the figure standing at 221 today.

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