Another wave of volcanic ash from Iceland promises more UK airspace closure

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 15, 2010 11:06 am

…and here we go again. The Department of Transport of the UK announced that due to another giant plume of smoke and ash rising out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, airports across the country could be closed from Sunday until at least Tuesday. Airlines are advising passengers to constantly check on the statuses of their flights through Tuesday. The Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the ones that are likely to be closed over the next few days. 

The complications keep on coming as the airline British Airways is on the brink of strike. 

The could of ash from the volcano is currently reaching upwards of 21,000 feet into the atmosphere. Helen Chivers from the Met Office was quoted as saying, “If the volcano continues to erupt the way it is then with the wind direction we can expect ash to come into British airspace until Tuesday. Later in the week the wind should change direction to come from the south east and this should move the ash away from the UK.”