Volcanic ash cloud causes new flight disruptions

Another disruptions in flights to and from some UK and Irish airports is happening due to volcanic ash cloud from Iceland.

Renewed activity in the Eyjafjallajokull volcano sent ash up to heights of 20,000 to 30,000 feet earlier this week, according to the Met Office.

Flights from Dublin to some airports in Spain and Portugal have also been cancelled.

All Northern Ireland flights were cancelled for parts of last Wednesday and Thursday because of the ash from a volcano in Iceland.

Forecasters predicted that northerly winds from UK could bring ash back over Ireland and Western Scotland tomorrow or later in weekend.

“We’re seeing more of a northerly wind from tomorrow in Scotland and over the rest of the UK on Monday and Tuesday”, forecaster Victoria Kettley from MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association said Saturday.

“It looks as if Ireland and western Scotland could be affected. The wind is northerly rather than north westerly so it will not bring the ash right across the UK.

“If it was to go north westerly it would bring it across the rest of the UK but at the moment we’re looking at more northerly winds.”

The ash plume has already caused travel disruption for thousands of passengers over the past three weeks.

Affected passengers can contact their respective’s airlines for more information.

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