Iceland volcano update

May 7, 2010 Edward

Information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office last night confirmed that activity from the Icelandic volcano increased taking the ash plume to a height over 30,000 ft.

The latest advisories included a high-level ash to the west of the UK today and with winds likely to remain from the north-east into the weekend, the risk of the ash cloud affecting UK airspace in the next couple of days remains low.

Ireland: The Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed that restrictions have been lifted on all airports in the Republic of Ireland. Following a review of the information and charts from Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, the Authority expects airports to remain open until further notice.

United Kingdom: Airports across the U.K have reopened. 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 U.K airspace.

Services to Australia have not been affected at this stage.

Source: DHL Global