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Mumbai’s air quality had improved marginally on Monday.(HT Photo)

Mumbai records season's highest temperature at 36.3 degrees Celsius

UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:51 PM IST
  • While this was lower than the 36.4 degrees Celsius recorded on December 10, 2020, it was still the highest recorded temperature of the winter season.
Mumbai skyline.(File photo)
Mumbai skyline.(File photo)

As temperatures remain low, Mumbai records very poor air quality

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • On Sunday, Mumbai’s overall air quality was only slightly behind Delhi’s air quality where an AQI of 339 was measured
A motorcycle cuts through the dense fog near Pusa Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A motorcycle cuts through the dense fog near Pusa Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi air ‘severe’ for the sixth time in 19 days

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:12 AM IST
VK Soni, head of IMD’s environment monitoring and research centre, said after the fog layer lifted, wind speed picked up and dispersion of pollutants started. The impact of this ventilation would be seen on Wednesday, when the average AQI is expected to climb down to the ”very poor” zone.
Central Pollution Control Board recordings show that the overall air quality index of Delhi on Saturday was 407, in the ‘severe’ zone, as against the 460 recorded on Friday(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Central Pollution Control Board recordings show that the overall air quality index of Delhi on Saturday was 407, in the ‘severe’ zone, as against the 460 recorded on Friday(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Air ‘severe’ despite improved wind speeds

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:55 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Friday forecasted that the air quality of Delhi was on its way to sliding into the ‘severe plus’ or ‘emergency’ levels on Saturday. Even though till 10am on Saturday, Delhi was engulfed in a thick blanket of fog.
India has one air quality monitoring station for every 7 million people while China has over eight times that number.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
India has one air quality monitoring station for every 7 million people while China has over eight times that number.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

As bad air season nears, India lags behind on AQI monitoring

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 02:58 AM IST
India will need at least 1,600 more monitoring stations to make up for the shortfall, according to a projection by a team made up of scientists from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, IIT Kanpur and Indian pollution research group UrbanEmissions.info, and Canadian academicians.
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