Iceland Volcano: Ash Fall Forecast For Next 24 Hours

 
on May 23 2011 3:50 AM

Iceland Meteorological department has issued the following forecast for the whole country for the next 24 hours.

Considerable volcanic ash fall can be expected widely in the southeast part and light ashfall in the southeast until afternoon.

On May 21, a volcanic eruption began at Grímsvötn, with 12 km (7.5 miles) high plumes accompanied by multiple earthquakes. The ash cloud from the eruption rose to 20km/12 miles, and is so far 10 times larger than the 2004 eruption, and the strongest in Grímsvötn for 100 years.

North 10 to 18 m/s, strongest wind by the east coast. Sleet or snow in the northeast and east, sleet- or snow showers in the northwest part, but mostly dry in other parts, the agency said.

Decreasing northeast wind tomorrow and clearing. Temperature 0 to 10 degrees C, warmest in the south, coldest inland in the north.

Almost a year-ago, Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in Iceland, resulting in a shutting down of airports in the region that stranded thousands of passengers.

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