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The ash cloud from Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland has moved to Germany today (May 25), forcing Hamburg and Bremen airports to close.
According to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London, there is currently a high concentration of ash over Germany.
The VAAC goes onto warn: "The ash cloud is expected to move during the day and could affect Berlin and also parts of Poland. Airports in Germany south of Bremen are not expected to be affected."
Good news for the rest of the week, however, as according to VAAC forecasts the ash cloud coverage will "dissipate during the day". Grimsvotn has stopped erupting for the moment.
Lufthansa has cancelled flights in and out of Hamburg and Bremen until at least 4pm, and is asking passengers flying out Berlin today to check their flight status before heading to the airport.
British Airways has today cancelled all its flights from Heathrow to Hamburg.
Easyjet is warning passengers on flights to or from Amsterdam, Dortmund, Berlin, Copenhagen and Hamburg to check their flights before departing for the airport.
The ash cloud did continue to cause some disruptions in northern England this morning, however.
Newcastle airport is among those affected. An official statement on its website said: “Because of volcanic ash activity, there is disruption to flight schedules at Newcastle International Airport.
“We recommend passengers contact their airline or tour operator and check the status of their flight before arriving at the airport.”
Glasgow Airport is now fully operational, while Edinburgh Airport hopes to resume a full schedule by the end of the day.