At AQI 13, Mumbai breathes cleanest air of the year
Mumbai on Wednesday recorded its cleanest air day of the year with the Air Quality Index (AQI) dropping to 13, which falls under the 'good' category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
As per the air pollution experts, favourable weather conditions such as strong winds and the geographical location of the city contributed to the improved air quality.
On Thursday, Mumbai recorded an AQI of 22. As per the air pollution experts, the air quality in the city will continue to remain in the 'good' category for the next two days. On June 14, the city had recorded an AQI of 14. Towards May-end, AQI in the city hovered between 250-300 on a couple of days, remaining in the 'poor' category. The improvement in air quality was attributed to the favourable weather conditions with a bright sky.
While a good AQI ranges from 0-50, AQI ranging between 51-100 is moderate, 101-200 is poor, 201-300 is unhealthy and 301-400 is severe. Similarly, AQI falling under 401-500 is hazardous.