Latest update on Iceland Volcano - 6 May
Thursday 6, May 2010
Information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office last night confirmed that activity from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano increased taking the ash plume to a height over 30,000 ft.
Using this latest information, the Met Office immediately updated this information within their model and issued new advisories to CAA and NATS.
The latest advisories included this high-level ash to the west of the UK. As a result NATS provided advice to aircraft about airspace restrictions affecting transatlantic flights, allowing them to cross the Atlantic safely.
The high density area of the volcanic ash cloud is now lying off the west of Ireland and as a result there are currently no restrictions within UK airspace. The risk of the ash cloud affecting UK airspace in the next couple of days remains low.
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.
The situation remains very dynamic. As the volcanic activity changes, the Met Office will continue to provide timely 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.
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