Western Europe is currently sitting under a huge volcanic ash cloud being pushed around the continent by jet streams. A volcano in Iceland is to blame, and is responsible for a huge amount of air travel chaos.

When I woke up to this ash cloud news yesterday, I thought it was some kind of huge prank. It just seems so unlikely, especially as the cloud is invisible to the naked eye from ground level, so it’s an unseen menace.

Unfortunately, it’s a menace which is having a huge impact on the U.K. and other countries in Europe, with thousands of flights being canceled, and planes grounded. And this is having a knock-on effect right around the world.

The volcano is still spewing out smoke, steam, and rock particles as well, so this could continue over the whole weekend and possibly in to next week.

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