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UPDATED: Iceland volcanic activity

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have reduced their ‘aviation colour code’ for the Barðarbunga volcano back to Orange. They elevated the code to Red on Saturday 23 August after an increase in seismic activity which suggested the … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Met Office launches volcanic ash forecasting game for National Science and Engineering Week

Today’s guest post is from our education channel for children, here’s Billy Blizzard to tell us about EVACuate… National Science & Engineering Week (NSEW) 2013 starts today and is now a mainstay in the UK events calendar. Initiatives like this have … Continue reading

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Volcanic Ash Guidance ceases from Met Office as Iceland Volcano remains ‘paused’

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office indicate that the volcanic activity in Iceland has paused. As a result of this lower activity, UK airspace is not expected to be affected by any further ash cloud and the Met Office … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 26th May 2011

Our scientists and forecasters have been at the centre of providing advice to the aviation, industry and government over the last week in support of the eruption of the Grimsvotn eruption in Iceland this week. Following ash across the UK … Continue reading

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Grímsvötn ash cloud – better news for the Bank Holiday

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) indicates that the Grímsvötn volcano is no longer emitting ash, and only minor steam plumes from the crater up to around 300 metres. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the … Continue reading

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Ash observations confirm Met Office ash forecasts

The Grímsvötn volcano continues to eject ash according to latest information  from colleagues in the Iceland Met Office and British Geological Survey. As the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre for the northwest Europe region, the Met Office uses this information to provide guidance on … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 26th April 2011

As we head back to work the Met Office can confirm that we have had the hottest Easter in recent history. The hottest place over the weekend was Wisley in Surrey where the Met Office recorded a high of 27.8 … Continue reading

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