Flights still grounded as ash drifts towards UK

| 19/04/2010

(BBC): Aviation authorities have now extended restrictions on UK airspace until 0100 BST on Tuesday. According to the UK’s Met Office, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland is "weakening", but weather patterns, for the time being, continue to blow volcanic ash towards the UK. "We will continue to offer advice to Nats (the UK’s air traffic control authority) about the spread of any residual ash," the Met Office said on its website.  "Assuming the volcanic activity continues to weaken, we can expect ash clearance across the UK and we will be looking for the earliest opportunity that this might happen."

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