FlightRadar24 shows nothing flying above UK

All flights into and out of the UK have been suspended because of a cloud of volcanic ash high up in the atmosphere.

And Mike Butcher at Tech Crunch Europe has written a little piece about it that graphically illustrates the situation.

FlightRadar24 has a network of 100 ADS-B receivers around the world that picks up info from planes equipped with ADS-B, then displays the info on a map.

As you can see, right now, there’s not a great deal happening at all. The BBC is reporting that flights in and out of the UK will be suspended until at least 07:00 BST tomorrow. The National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said the ash will cross into Europe tonight. The ash cloud is at an altitude of 55,000 feet. There’s some fab pictures of the volcano in Iceland, here.