7-May-2010 9:36 AM

Irish Taskforce predicts no airspace closures for five days

Irish Government Taskforce on Emergency Planning issued (06-May-2010) an advisory that the ongoing volcanic activity in Iceland earlier this week caused increased output of volcanic ash. This, in turn, resulted in  flight disruptions in the past few days. There is no indication so far, that the current eruption is about to cease. In the short to medium-term, the volcanic ash plume has drifted south-west pushed by local weather patterns and should stay in the Atlantic for the next four to five days. In the next five to 10 days, winds are predicted from a north-north-westerly direction and the Taskforce noted it is possible that Irish airspace might be affected by ash again. [more]