Mumbai was most ‘pollution free’ this Monday

Mumbai was most 'pollution free' this Monday 2
Mumbai’s skyline on a clear day

On Monday, Mumbai recorded the best Air Quality Index (AQI) figures for this year.

According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai’s AQI stood at 89 on Monday morning. Although the number dropped to 95 in the evening, the morning AQI was the lowest pollution level recorded in the city this year.

An AQI between 0 to 100 is considered ‘good’ and does not warrant any cautionary measures.

SAFAR has predicted that the AQI will likely remain in check for this entire week.

According to researchers, high temperatures and strong winds have resulted in the AQI dip. The city also witnessed a rise in maximum temperature on Monday, with Santacruz recording a temperature of 33.6 degrees celsius.

In contrast, the nation’s capital New Delhi, which recently re-instated the odd-even rule to curb pollution levels in the city, recorded an AQI of 168 on Monday.

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