Mumbai Pollution Update: City's AQI remains poor at 245; mercury at 19.6°C

Mumbai Pollution Update: City's AQI remains poor at 245; mercury at 19.6°C

According to weather experts, the transition from winter to summer has already begun.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 08:46 AM IST
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Mumbai Pollution Update | Salman Ansari/ FPJ

Since the last few days, Mumbai has started to see warmer weather conditions.

February is the month when temperatures start rising in the city. On February 2, the city witnessed a maximum temperature of 34.8 degrees.

On Wednesday morning, the city recorded a temperature of 19.6°C. The humidity in Mumbai was 86%. According to weather experts, the transition from winter to summer has already begun.

'Poor' air quality

As of Sunday morning, Mumbai's AQI was 'poor' at 245; meanwhile, the pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentrations were at 245 and 155 respectively.

The Air Quality Index from 0 to 100 is considered as good, 100 to 200 is moderate, from 200 to 300 it is poor, 300 to 400 is very poor and from 400 to 500 or above, it is considered as severe.

Experts say that air quality is currently bad because of the low temperatures and weak winds along with the dust pollution due to construction activities and slow-moving traffic in the city.

Mumbai Weather

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in their daily forecast for the city and surrounding areas, said that the region will see mainly clear sky for next 24 hours. The minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to be around 19°C & 33°C, respectively.

AQI of different areas in Mumbai

Colaba: 221 AQI Poor

Worli: 120 AQI Moderate

Sion: 184 AQI Moderate

Chembur: 324 AQI Very Poor

Bhandup: 249 AQI Poor

Navi Mumbai: 328 AQI Very Poor

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