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Ash Fall Forecast for Iceland’s Capital

Meteorologists have predicted a southeasterly wind tomorrow evening, which could result in ash from the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier falling in Iceland’s capital region.

The ash cloud near Skógar on Saturday. Photo by Bjarni Brynjólfsson.

However, the ash fall is only expected to last for approximately one day, as the wind is forecasted to blow in from the northeast by the middle of this week, Morgunbladid reports.

There was no ash fall in the area below the Eyjafjöll mountain range in south Iceland yesterday but last night ash fall picked up again and now the ash cloud stretches from Ásólfsskáli to Sólheimasandur, ruv.is reports.

There is practically no visibility east of Ásólfsskáli. After 6:30 am the ash fall increased significantly at the farm Thorvaldseyri at the foot of the glacier.

A northerly wind direction is forecast for today, with ash fall predicted south of the glacier, below the Eyjafjöll mountain range, and even in the Westman Islands. The road between Sólheimasandur and the Markarfljót bridge is closed.

Schools in Vík will be closed today—both elementary and play schools. It is very windy in Vík at the moment and ash that has fallen is blowing in all directions. Parents of young children are asked to keep them inside.

Click here to watch videos of the ash fall and here to learn more about the ash fall and the necessary precautions.

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