Iceland Volcano Update

Latest Information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office states that that the explosive activity from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano

has continued to decrease and the ash plume has reduced slightly in height to 18,000 to 20,000 ft. The Icelandic Met Office state that there are no signs that the eruption is about to end, with the situation with the volcanic eruption remaining dynamic.

Winds are expected to blow from a mainly northerly direction through Sunday and into Monday, with most of the ash cloud likely to stay over the Atlantic Ocean and close to western parts of the British Isles. As a result NATS continues to advise aircraft about airspace restrictions affecting transatlantic flights, allowing them to cross the Atlantic safely. The ash cloud has drifted across some parts of central and southern Europe, leading to disruption.

As the volcanic activity changes, the Met Office will continue to provide frequently updated information to NATS and CAA about the dispersion of the volcanic ash, in line with the new engine criteria set by the CAA and the aviation industry.

Any decisions on airspace closures are the responsibility of CAA and further information on the impacts of this increased activity should be sought from them.

Source: ©Met Office

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