Rain effect: air quality improves in Mumbai, records cleanest air of the year

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Air quality in and around Mumbai has improved after heavy rain lashed the city on Monday. It was the second-cleanest air day since 2015.

Mumbai, recorded an air quality index of 34 on Monday. The city witnessed its cleanest air on Monday with considerable decline in pollution levels; Mumbai topped the charts of having the cleanest air quality among other cities where air quality index (AQI) levels were – Delhi (97 – satisfactory); Pune (52 – satisfactory); and Ahmedabad (88 – satisfactory).

The system of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) monitors AQI levels in 10 locations across the city. While Worli recorded the cleanest air with an AQI of 15 (good), the most polluted location was Colaba at 49 (good).

The IMD’s Mumbai office has predicted thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds with lightning, in Thane and other areas on Tuesday as well. The IMD also issued a warning,“Rainfall activity is likely to increase over parts of Maharashtra and Goa states from June 6, leading to advance of southwest monsoon over these areas during June 6 to June 8.”

Even though Mumbaikars struggled with traffic jams, water logging, train delays after thunderstorm, lightning and strong winds accompanied rainfall, the fresh spell of rain brought respite for citizens.

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