UK ash cloud viewed from space

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The ash cloud from the Icelandic volcanic eruption is captured on a satellite image as it approached the UK.

The pink-coloured drifiting ash, in the top left of the picture, was taken by Nasa's Terra satellite on Monday afternoon and has been published by Dundee University's Satellite Receiving Station.

The white cloud sitting over north west Scotland is a low pressure system which has brought high winds and heavy rain to many areas of Britain.

The winds are coming from a north-westerly direction, blowing anti-clockwise round the low pressure system, drawing the ash plume from the volcano towards the northern half of Britain.

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