The volcano has been very quiet overnight, with few earthquakes and a low level of rockfall activity. The thunder and lightening which occurred last night and this morning were not related to the volcano, as there was no major ash production at these times.
There are light winds blowing from the south-east this morning, so if there are any pyroclastic flows ash could fall in the safe zone. The top of the volcano is obscured by cloud again this morning.
Volcanic activity is still concentrated on the northern side of the dome with rockfall debris banking up against the northern wall. The probability of pyroclastic flows breaking into Mosquito, Tuitt's and White's Ghauts remains high. Visits to the central corridor should be restricted to those that are absolutely essential, and it should not be used as a route to the airport. The Galways, Tar River and Long Ground areas are extremely dangerous, and should not be entered.