Air quality in Mumbai

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Mumbai

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What is the current weather in Mumbai?

WeatherRain
Temperature82.4 oC
Humidity94 %
Wind5.8 mp/h
Pressure1003 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated14,000 deaths*in Mumbai in 2020LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $2,100,000,000 USD in Mumbai in 2020.

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Real-time India city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Bhiwani

161

2Chik Ballapur

132

3Solapur

131

4Patna

118

5Bhiwadi

112

6Charkhi Dadri

112

7Varanasi

103

8Lucknow

102

9Aurangabad

96

10Jorapokhar

95

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Real-time Mumbai air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1Worli - SAFAR

111

2Bandra Kurla Complex - SAFAR

78

3Mazagaon - SAFAR

55

4Bandra, Mumbai - MPCB

53

5Chembur - SAFAR

53

6Sion, Mumbai - MPCB

47

7Kurla, Mumbai - MPCB

45

8Worli, Mumbai - MPCB

45

9US Consulate in Mumbai

33

10Vile Parle West, Mumbai - MPCB

27

  (local time)

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US AQI

66

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Moderate

Overview

What is the current air quality in Mumbai?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate66 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
19.5 µg/m³
pm10
29.5 µg/m³
o3
10 µg/m³
no2
8.9 µg/m³

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Mumbai?

Close your windows to avoid dirty outdoor air
Sensitive groups should reduce outdoor exercise

Forecast

Mumbai air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Sunday, Jul 5

Moderate

Monday, Jul 6

Moderate

Tuesday, Jul 7

Good

Today

Moderate

82.4° 82.4°

15.7 mp/h

Thursday, Jul 9

Moderate

84.2° 82.4°

13.4 mp/h

Friday, Jul 10

Moderate

86° 82.4°

15.7 mp/h

Saturday, Jul 11

Moderate

84.2° 82.4°

15.7 mp/h

Sunday, Jul 12

Moderate

84.2° 82.4°

15.7 mp/h

Monday, Jul 13

Moderate

84.2° 80.6°

13.4 mp/h

Tuesday, Jul 14

Moderate

84.2° 80.6°

8.9 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Mumbai


What is the air quality in Mumbai?


Mumbai has moderate to unhealthy air pollution. The city’s 2018 annual average PM2.5 concentration was 58.6 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³), which exceeds the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines by more than fivefold.


The financial center of India, Mumbai’s air quality worsened from 2017 to 2018 with an increase in the annual average PM2.5 levels by 4.4 µg/m³, from 54.2 µg/m³ to 58.6 µg/m³.


Mumbai’s 2019 annual average is set to decrease. In 2019, only four months experienced unhealthy air quality, as compared to seven months in 2018.


When is Mumbai air pollution at its worst?


Air pollution in Mumbai typically worsens during the winter months from November to February, when there is less rainfall to clear the pollutant particles in the air.


Is Mumbai the city with the worst air pollution?


Mumbai ranked no. 71 in the 2018 World Air Quality Report, while Gurugram’s air pollution ranked no. 1 and capital city Delhi’s air pollution ranked no. 11.


Mumbai’s unhealthy air quality came in at no. 27 out of the 58 India cities included in the report. Due to its coastal location, the megacity benefits from the sea breeze, which helps to dispel suspended pollutants.


Why is Mumbai polluted?


Air pollution in Mumbai is mainly caused by industrial, vehicular and biofuel emissions, open burning, and dust.


What are the effects of air pollution in Mumbai?


In 2017 alone, India's air pollution was linked to the deaths of 1.24 million people, with 54 percent of the deaths caused by ambient air pollution and 46 percent of the deaths caused by household pollution such as solid cooking fuels. According to the study, air pollution deaths accounted for 12.5 percent of total deaths recorded that year.


How can air pollution in Mumbai be reduced?


Real-time air quality data must first be made available to everyone with greater granularity. When people know how much pollution they are breathing, they can better take measures to protect themselves and be enabled to mobilize efforts around tackling air pollution.


The key to improving air pollution is reducing emissions. Indian authorities launched the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) in January 2019, which aims to cut pollution in 102 of the most polluted cities by 20-30% by 2024. Under the NCAP, the government plans to cut industrial and transport emissions, reduce dust pollution, and impose stricter rules on biomass burning. There are also plans to upgrade and increase air monitoring systems.


However, a critical loophole is that the NCAP has no legal binding to ensure that local governments comply.


The Maharashtra state government has inadequate pollution mitigation plans for tackling air pollution – the plans prepared by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) were originally rejected by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The MPCB’s revised plans were recently accepted but has still been criticized for neglecting bigger sources of pollution like industry and automobiles.


Individuals can take steps in their daily life to reduce personal emissions by carpooling or taking public transport, switching to greener fuel alternatives, and more.


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