The activity at the volcano has been very low, with only a few small earthquakes and some rockfall signals recorded.
Observers at the airport this morning report that the eastern side of the dome is clear, and there are occasional rockfalls. The top of the dome appears to have increased in height since late yesterday afternoon.
The volcano remains active and potentially dangerous. The lava dome is currently larger than ever before, with a steep eastern face, so further pyroclastic flows are likely. People entering zone C must remain alert, listen to Radio Montserrat and be ready to leave at short notice. Only essential visits should be made. The ash levels in Plymouth are hazardous, and it is extremely important to wear an ash mask when there is ash in the air.