The level of activity at the Soufriere Hill Volcano was quite low over night. Mostly small rockfall signals were recorded by seismographs closest to the volcano and the there were no notable long period or hybrid events. Broadband tremor was also at its lowest level seen in several days.
Low cloud cover continued to blanket the summit area and upper flanks of the volcano. No views of the crater area have been possible.
Despite this marked reduction in the level of activity, the Soufriere Hills volcano remains potentially lethal to people and property on both the eastern and upper western flanks . The lava dome is still unstable and it continues to grow. Under these conditions it will continue to disintegrate in sections producing deadly ash flows. These flows are easily channelled down the ghauts that lead into English's Crater. The Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas to the east and upper Fort Ghaut, Gages Village and Upper Amersham areas to the west are all now extremely dangerous. The road between Lee's Estate and Ryners Village remains closed. People should not enter these areas under any circumstances. If they do, they put themselves and others at direct risk of very serious injury or horrible death. Visits to the other evacuated zones should be kept to an absolute minimum.