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Volcanic ash could reach the UK by Tuesday 24 May

23 May 2011

Ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano could enter UK airspace by tomorrow, forecasters say. The Grimsvotn volcano began erupting yesterday and forecasters at Meteogroup believe that the ash cloud could potentially move from Iceland towards northern Scotland as early as Tuesday. Meteogroup said that “ash was fairly unlikely over southern Scotland or anywhere south of that” although the Met Office said it was too early to rule out ash entering other parts of Britain.

Dr Keith Prowse, medical spokesperson for the British Lung Foundation said:

“In light of the latest news that ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland could reach the UK by Tuesday, we would advise people living with a lung condition in affected areas to carry their medication as a precaution. The British Lung Foundation’s Helpline can also provide advice to anyone concerned about the ash cloud on 03000 030 555.”


If you are concerned about the ash cloud, please email our Helpline on or call the BLF Helpline on 03000 030 555