The ash cloud spewed out by Iceland’s Grímsvötn volcano will not arrive to Romania until tomorrow (Thursday – editor’s note) afternoon, announced on Wednesday the Minister of Environment and Forests, Laszlo Borbely.
„In connection with the ash cloud, we receive information three times per day. At the moment, at least until tomorrow at noon, the ash cloud will not reach Romania. For now, it is in the north and north-west Europe, so that it will not reach Romania. Population must be informed, but since there is no danger posed by this cloud, no action is necessary. We are in touch with the Ministry of Transport and, if needed, we would take reasonable steps, the way we proceeded previously. From the information I have, the ash cloud now is not at the last year’s scale”, said Borbely.
According to the latest information from the Ministry of Environment and Forests / MMP /, in line with the latest updates of forecasts compiled by London Volcanic Ash Advisory / International Center for aviation warnings, on the volcanic ash /, until Thursday at 3:00 p.m. the volcanic ash cloud will not affect the Romanian space.
On Wednesday, specialists with the Iceland Meteorological Office said that Iceland’s Grímsvötn volcano stopped spewing ash at 02:00 GMT / 5:00 a.m. local time / and the cloud of smoke practically disappeared.