The level of activity overnight has been low. The seismic records have been dominated by small to moderate rockfall signals, and there have been very few earthquakes.
The volcano is cloudy this morning.
Despite the apparent low level of activity, the volcano remains dangerous. The lava dome continues to grow at the summit area, and is now almost as high as the previous maximum height achieved in July 1996. There are several areas on the dome which are becoming more unstable, and pyroclastic flows are possible with little warning. Explosive activity similar to the September 17 event, and maybe slightly larger, is possible. Only essential visits should be made to zone C and people should remain alert, listen to Radio Montserrat and be ready to leave at short notice.