MUMBAI: The city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) improved from 118 on Monday to 98 on Tuesday, making it the cleanest this year. Researchers at SAFAR forecast that pollution conditions would remain similar over two days, while Met department is expecting a dip in city temperature due to rain in Raigad and Ratnagiri in the coming days.
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System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) says an AQI of 51-100 is satisfactory and poses no risk to human health. “The air quality of Mumbai is in moderate category and predicted to remain moderate for two days due to mixing of oceanic air with emissions from west India,” said a short-range forecast by SAFAR.
AQI had been in ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ category until recently due to winter-like conditions but clean ocean wind cleared up the air over the past few days. Among 10 locations monitored by SAFAR, Mazgaon was the cleanest with an AQI of 70, while the most polluted was Andheri (190).
With rain forecast in the state and adjoining areas Raigad and Ratnagiri on February 18, maximum temperature in Mumbai was already dipping on Tuesday. The maximum recorded by IMD Colaba was 29 degrees, and at Santacruz was 28.9. Weathermen said there was a strong wind discontinuity in lower levels over Central India with moisture inflow from Bay of Bengal. This is likely to move south-westward and persist till February 18. Under its influence light to moderate rainfall is forecast with isolated thunderstorms and lightning.
Shubhangi Bhute, scientist, IMD, said, “Mumbai will be partly cloudy and maximum temperature will drop by 1-2 degrees but minimum will be 19-20 degrees.
On Tuesday, the minimum recorded at Colaba and Santacruz was 21.5 and 20.5.

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