Sections of Mumbai awakened on Saturday to skies and quality of air, with the monsoon season. Aqi mumbai average air quality throughout the day, based on System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research’s (SAFAR) pollution-measuring air quality index (AQI), stood at 128 — classified as’moderate’. The index measures the quantity of pollutant particles. By day, 140 was quantified by the AQI. Of 10 locations in town where the air quality was monitored, Worli was the most polluted with an AQI of 298 (categorized as poor), followed by Andheri with AQI of 295 (poor).

When AQI levels are between 0 to 50, the air quality is deemed good, from 51 to 100 is satisfactory, 101 to 200 is moderate, 201 to 300 is poor, 301 to 400 is extremely bad, and over 400 is considered seriously polluted atmosphere.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) blamed the haze and fall in the quality of air to the transition of seasons. “The monsoon is in withdrawal mode. The dry air flowing in from the northern areas of the nation is mixing with moisture coming in from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, giving rise to the haze,” said Ajay Kumar, the manager, western area, IMD.

Officials said thundershowers the haze and lightning will last until the monsoon withdraws. The incursion of atmosphere will create a rise in day temperatures. There was not any rain recorded on Friday, and maximum temperature rose a level above normal, to 32.6-°Celsius from the suburbs. It had been 32 Celsius in Delhi pollution real time. Minimum temperatures dropped in south Mumbai by 3°Celsius to 21.8°levels Celisus, while it was normal, at 25.4°C in the suburbs. Levels at Santacruz and Colaba was at 80% and 71%.

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