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Volcanic ash alert for Mount Agung


INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 10AM AEST: Flights in and out of Denpasar airport are likely to remain disrupted today following a large eruption at Mount Agung.

The volcano began erupting at 10:30am yesterday Indonesian local time and is continuing to eject volcanic ash to a height of approximately 23 000 feet.

The volcanic ash is moving in a south-westerly direction away from the volcano and is currently being observed over Denpasar airport.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) is providing regular advice to the aviation industry about the current location and expected movement of the volcanic ash. The advice relies on ground-based and satellite observations, pilot reports, and sophisticated forecasting models to monitor the current location and forecast movement of volcanic ash.

Airlines use advice from the Bureau's VAAC to help make decisions on when to safely fly.

The Bureau will continue to provide updates on the situation.