Iceland Volcano Continues to Stall Flights

Though nearly half of Europe's flights are now back on schedule, the continuous eruptions of ash from the Iceland volcano are now threatening to stall more flights from Heathrow airport, CNN said.

The eruption, which is not a rare occurrence for the volcano, happened during unusual wind and ice conditions, sending ash clouds three to five miles into the air over Europe, The Wall Street Journal said.

The current weather conditions will remain until about Friday, when south-westernly winds will begin to move the ash away from the UK, the country's weather forecaster, Met Office, said.

About 14,000 flights are expected to fly Tuesday-- about half of the scheduled air traffic, CNN said.

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