An ash cloud from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland is expected to reach the UK by the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Met Office has said. The event comes a year after ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano spread across Europe, causing huge disruption.
Icelandic air traffic control has created a no-fly zone around the volcano and cancelled all domestic flights. The country’s main international airport, Keflavik airport, has been closed.
The Grimsvotn volcano lies beneath the ice of the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, began erupting on Saturday for the first time since 2004. The latest eruption is its most powerful eruption in 100 years.
With the majority of schools breaking up for half term at the end of this week, it is a tense time for holidaymakers worried if they are going to get away on their much looked forward to holiday.
Should you have a holiday booked you can keep up to date on the latest situation at the Met Office Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, but remember before you can claim from your travel insurance policy for delayed departure or abandonment of holiday, you must be checked in and you baggage accepted by your Air Line.