Major Air Pollutants in Nepal

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PM2.5 1.1X

The current PM2.5 concentration in Nepal is 1.1 times above the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

Nepal - States Air Pollution Level

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Gandaki MODERATE 63 63 38 18 38 26 60
Mechi MODERATE 61 61 28 17 27 26 58
Kosi MODERATE 59 59 29 16 28 28 66
Narayani MODERATE 60 60 40 16 40 32 66
Bagmati MODERATE 59 59 29 16 27 24 64
Rapti MODERATE 66 66 39 19 39 27 64

Nepal - Metro Cities AQI

27˚C / 73%
21˚C / 63%
13˚C / 94%
11˚C / 67%
16˚C / 44%
34˚C / 65%

Historic Air Quality Graph of Nepal


Oct 1, 2020


Oct 1, 2020


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FAQs of Nepal's Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Some facts about air pollution level in Nepal and what quality of air you breathe in your region.

The real-time air quality in Nepal is 32 MODERATE AQI now. This was last updated 1 minute ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in Nepal is 19 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 15 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5 for 24 hrs mean. Currently, the concentration is 0.76 times the recommended limit.

Generally, the air quality at Nepal starts deteriorating in late October. The winters are the worst-hit season in terms of air pollution.

You should wear a good N95 mask when you go outdoor in Nepal until the AQI is improving upto moderate range.

Office going people should avoid personal vehicles and use public transportations or carpooling.

(i) The primary causes of outdoor air pollution are solid, liquid particles called aerosols & gase from vehicles emissions, construction activities, factories, burning stubble & fossil fuels and wildfire, etc.

(ii) Main causes of indoor air pollution are harmful gases from cooking fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung), damp, mould smoke, chemicals from cleaning materials, etc.

Indoor air pollution in Nepal is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In Nepal, you must use an air purifier or fresh air machine at home or office indoor and close all the doors, windows and ventilations when the outdoor air quality index (aqi) in Nepal is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.

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