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Monday, 23 May 2011

One year on and another ash cloud

Some flights in and out of Scotland have been cancelled following another volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ash cloud is expected to reach Scotland and Northern Ireland overnight, but current forecasts predict that England will not be affected

BBC News - The eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland is huge, but it is not expected to cause the kind of disruption we saw last year when Eyjafjallajokull blew its top.
The Eyjafjallajokull eruption, in April 2010, caused the largest closure of European airspace since World War II, with losses estimated at between 1.5bn and 2.5bn euros (£1.3-2.2bn).
Experts say the material produced this time is likely to be in the form of larger grains that will fall out of the atmosphere much faster.
Watch how the ash cloud has turned day into night in Iceland here

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