The intensity of the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in South Iceland increased last night, although the cloud of volcanic ash being produced is much smaller now than it was late last week, according to new radar readings.
A stiff northerly breeze is currently blowing over the volcano, bringing ash south over Asolfsskali and Solheimajokull last night. Visibility in the affected areas has been reduced to 400 to 500 metres or less. There was nearly no visibility at all this morning in Thorvaldseyri.
The ash fall has not reached the Westman Islands, however – which had been feared. No new floods took place at Markarfljott last night.
Earth scientists intend to fly over the volcano today and take more readings.