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Danish air space closed from 18.00

Danish air space is being gradually closed due to volcanic ash cloud.

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Some Danish air space over Jutland has already been closed, with air space throughout the country expected to be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Naviair, which controls Denmark’s air space.

Copenhagen Airport will be closed from 5 p.m.

“After 6 p.m. Naviair expects all of Danish air space to be closed for all flights. It is not yet clear when air space will be reopened either partially or entirely,” says Naviair.

Norwegian, some of Sweden’s and much of British air space are already closed, with Europe’s largest airport Heathrow closed from 12.00.

"Due to airspace restrictions, in accordance with international regulations as a result of the on-going volcanic activity in Iceland, we anticipate that all flights in and out of Heathrow airport will be suspended from 12:00 today," Heathrow airport announced.

In Denmark, meteorologists say the cloud will cover Denmark tonight.

“At 2 a.m., all of Denmark including Bornholm will be covered by the cloud. It won’t be visible as such, but if the sun is visible, we can get a somewhat more reddish sundown than normal,” says DMI Senior Meteorologist Thomas Mark.

At that time, the cloud’s front will cover an area from Paris to between Stockholm and Helsinki.

The ash cloud may remain over Denmark all weekend if the Iceland’s volcanic eruption continues as it is currently doing.

Copenhagen Airport says there is a risk that the airport will continue to be closed on Friday.

DOCUMENTATION: See where and when air space will be closed in local Danish time (external pdf).

Edited by Julian Isherwood

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