Icelandic volcano eruption 'significant' say UN weather experts

Iceland volcano

Iceland volcano

Weather experts from the United Nations, who are monitoring the ash cloud produced by the Icelandic volcano, say it is a "significant eruption".

 The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says the movement of the ash plume will depend on weather patterns and how long the volcano continues to erupt.

Last year, disruption was caused to air travel across the world when planes were grounded due to safety concerns about the ash entering jet engines.

Claire Nulis, from the WMO, says closing air space is the decision of national governments, but a lot has changed since the last eruption:

"Coordination has improved since last year. The modelling of the ash plume, it's constantly being refined and improved, so there is progress in that respect as well."

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