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17Apr/100

Latest satellite image of Iceland Volcanic Ash Cloud over the UK and Europe

Meteorologists say the ash cloud could remain over Europe for a further five days.  Air traffic chiefs said the UK will remain on lock-down until at least 7am tomorrow. But transport boss Lord Adonis last night forecast "significant disruption" for at least the next 48 hours. Air traffic control company Nats said the ash cloud is "moving around and changing shape".

Latest satellite image of iceland volcanic ash cloud - Meteorologists say the ash cloud could remain over Europe for a further five days.

Latest satellite image of iceland volcanic ash cloud - Meteorologists say the ash cloud could remain over Europe for a further five days.

Huge numbers of Britsh travellers are stranded over seas and many more UK holiday makers are being forced to cancel their holiday. Our suppliers are also taking rebookings from those already booked at Bargain Villas

15Apr/108

Iceland Volcanic Ash Cloud Satellite Image Shows Dust Covering UK

Iceland Volcanic Ash cloud satellite image and others to show the dust cloud covering the UK.

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The eruption in Iceland on Wednesday sent ash kilometres into the air. Satellite images show the cloud as brownish-black as ice particles mingle with ash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People in the Eyjafjallajoekull area were evacuated, but the spread of the ash cloud raised concerns for air traffic controllers in nearby countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By 1800GMT, the whole of the UK is expected to be affected and the Air Traffic Control Service (Nats) has banned flights from UK airspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meteorologists say that as the ash cloud spreads it will dissipate and lose intensity.

Meteorologists say that as the ash cloud spreads it will dissipate and lose intensity.

The eruptions have continued sporadically into Thursday morning and a number of other European countries have closed their airspace.

The eruptions have continued sporadically into Thursday morning and a number of other European countries have closed their airspace.

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The UK is enduring a fourth day as a virtual no-fly zone due to volcanic ash drifting from Iceland, leaving Britons stranded around the world.

The UK is enduring a fourth day as a virtual no-fly zone due to volcanic ash drifting from Iceland, leaving Britons stranded around the world.

 A massive cloud of volcanic dust has covered vast areas of northern Europe after the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano erupted in Iceland on 14 April. See the extent of the dust cloud and for projections of its future spread.

A massive cloud of volcanic dust has covered vast areas of northern Europe after the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano erupted in Iceland on 14 April. See the extent of the dust cloud and for projections of its future spread.

A change in wind direction by the weekend could help blow Iceland's volcanic ash cloud away from Europe, a BBC meteorologist says.

A change in wind direction by the weekend could help blow Iceland's volcanic ash cloud away from Europe, a BBC meteorologist says.

The map above, provided by the Met Office shows how the ash cloud is forecast to alter its position in the next 24 hours.

The map above, provided by the Met Office shows how the ash cloud is forecast to alter its position in the next 24 hours.