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Monday, May 23, 2011

Not again! Air travel fears as ANOTHER Icelandic volcano erupts with ash clouds set to arrive in Britain tomorrow - 23rd May 2011

Airline passengers are facing potential travel chaos amid fears that ash from a newly erupting Icelandic volcano could reach Britain tomorrow.

Forecasters said the plume from the Grimsvotn volcano could be blown to northern Scotland tomorrow, and the rest of Britain by Thursday.

If concentrations are high, no-fly zones could be imposed over the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Iceland’s airports were closed and domestic flights cancelled yesterday as a spectacular 12-mile high mushroom cloud of ash, steam and smoke filled the sky.

Authorities in the UK initially said there was little chance of disruption to airspace. But as a low pressure weather system moves into Europe, there are fears north-westerly winds capable of blowing ash towards Britain will pick up.

Airlines were told to brace for the possible further spread of ash later in the week. A spokesman for the Met Office, which runs the UK’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres, said: ‘It depends on how long the volcano continues to erupt and the weather patterns that develop.

‘If it continues to erupt, there is a risk of volcanic ash over Britain later in the week.’ Read More