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Image: Latest Volcanic Ash Graphic. Updated Tuesday 5.30pm  

Ngurah Rai International Airport’s closure was extended until Wednesday 7am.

It was reported in Balipost that BMKG predictions showed that the wind will be blowing today from a north to northeast direction at 5-10 kts speed. SIGMET information from Ujung Pandang MWO showed that volcanic ashes moved in a south/southwest direction and covered air space above Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Paper tests that were performed by the airport operator and department of aviation showed a zero volcanic ash result (which is good for people down south here at least. Ed). However, the Denpasar branch of Indonesian Airnav reports that according to data from the Ash Cloud Advisory Centre airplane traffic paths are covered with volcanic ash.

“With the conditions mentioned above, the coordination meeting of Airport Authority Office with related stakeholders that was held on November 28, 2017 at 1am, it was decided that the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport closure is extended from November 28, 2017 at 7am until November 29, 2017 at 7am,” the statement said.

(We need that cyclone south of Java to get moving south ASAP. Ed)

 

 

 

 

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  • Paolo Bali
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    should kids and elderly ( like us Stuart) avoid going out of our house without masks?

    • Stuart Beat
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      From what I read they didn’t have any ash readings on that paper test at the airport so one can presume it’s still ok

    • Paolo Bali
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      really? so the airport is closed for what reason?

    • Stuart Beat
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      The planes fly into it once they are above a certain height. You would think some of this ash drops though.

  • Freek Honders
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    Rani Honders

  • Morriss Darren
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    I hope so my daughter plans to move here with an amazing job offer have been crushed. Can only imagine the pain this Volcano has caused to so many

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