The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is lingering over London today, May 17, affecting hundreds of flights in and out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The ash cloud today covers much of Iceland and stretches southeast over the Faeroe Islands and the northern tip of Scotland. A second ash cloud covers Northern Ireland. A third ash cloud covers south-central England, including London, affecting flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. These two airports are open today but airlines are working through the delays caused by an overnight shutdown.