Mumbai records best air quality of this year on this day
| Friday | 24th May, 2019
AQI level from 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor, and 401 and above is severe.
MUMBAI: Mumbaikars woke up to clear skies on Thursday as the city recorded an Air Quality Index of 66, the best so far this year. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) which monitors the air quality at 10 stations in the city attributed it to wind patterns and high moisture levels.
AQI level from 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor, and 401 and above is severe. Gufran Beig, project director, SAFAR, said, "There are westerly winds blowing at good speeds. As a result of this, the air pollution is being dispersed. The moisture levels, too, are high, thereby reducing the pollutant carrying capacity of the air. "Among the locations monitored by SAFAR in Mumbai, the cleanest air was recorded at Borivali and Chembur with an AQI of 32. Navi Mumbai and Bandra Kurla Complex, however, recorded an AQI of 138 and 135."Weather conditions will remain the same for two days, but if crackers are burst as part of celebrations, the AQI could worsen," said Beig.
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