Britain Closes Airspace from Icelandic Volcano

British civil aviation authorities ordered the closing of the country’s airspace as of noon on Thursday to shield aircraft from a high-altitude cloud of ash drifting south and east from an erupting volcano in Iceland. The plume shut down airports and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in a wide arc from Ireland to Scandinavia.

Seems as if this is merely a precautionary thing, but at least 6,000 flights will be affected by this move.  This map depicts the expected ash cloud movement and it appears continental Europe could see some ash if the weather cooperates.

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