Air quality in Mumbai

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

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Weather

What is the current weather in Mumbai?

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Temperature89.6°C
Humidity62%
Wind3.4 mp/h
Pressure1008 mb
Air pollution has cost an estimated17,000 deaths*in Mumbai in 2020LEARN MORE*Air pollution also cost approximately $2,400,000,000 USD in Mumbai in 2020.

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Real-time India city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Lucknow

177

2Moradabad

169

3Agra

165

4Artist Village

165

5Baraut

165

6Bhiwadi

165

7Faridabad

165

8Patna

165

9Pitampura

165

10Rohtak

164

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Real-time Mumbai air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1Chembur - SAFAR

154

2Sion, Mumbai - MPCB

113

3Worli - SAFAR

100

4Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl. Airport (T2), Mumbai - MPCB

97

5Vile Parle West, Mumbai - MPCB

93

6Bandra, Mumbai - MPCB

78

7Kurla, Mumbai - MPCB

78

8Worli, Mumbai - MPCB

74

9US Consulate in Mumbai

70

(local time)

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US AQI

132

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Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Overview

What is the current air quality in Mumbai?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups132 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
48.2 µg/m³trend
pm10
87.5 µg/m³trend
o3
13 µg/m³trend
no2
13.7 µg/m³trend
co
996.2 µg/m³

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Mumbai?

Sensitive groups should wear a mask outdoors
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Close your windows to avoid dirty outdoor air
Everyone should reduce outdoor exercise

Forecast

Mumbai air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Sunday, Sep 27

Moderate69 US AQI

Monday, Sep 28

Moderate75 US AQI

Tuesday, Sep 29

Moderate83 US AQI

Today

Moderate99 US AQI

Thursday, Oct 1

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups108 US AQI

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weather icon84.2°78.8°

4.5 mp/h

Friday, Oct 2

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups110 US AQI

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weather icon82.4°78.8°

4.5 mp/h

Saturday, Oct 3

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups114 US AQI

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weather icon82.4°78.8°

2.2 mp/h

Sunday, Oct 4

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups106 US AQI

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weather icon82.4°78.8°

6.7 mp/h

Monday, Oct 5

Moderate88 US AQI

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weather icon82.4°77°

4.5 mp/h

Tuesday, Oct 6

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups123 US AQI

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weather icon82.4°78.8°

2.2 mp/h

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Historical

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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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