London: Scottish health authorities warned people Thursday to beware of possible health problems from ash falling to the ground over northern Britain following a volcano eruption in Iceland.
The British Met Office however downplayed the risk, saying any ash that did fall to the ground would be barely visible."There`s always been a small chance of it reaching the ground. It happened over the Shetland Islands for a time this afternoon when we had some very small deposits of dust," said Met Office forecaster John Hammond."Over the next few days or so, with winds as they are, there is a chance we will see some small deposits but these will be quite difficult to see."It might be easiest to see anything that comes out of the sky on cars because the amounts will be very small." Fallout from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in southeast Iceland threw up a huge cloud of ash across northern Europe, prompting authorities to close the airspace in Britain and at least seven other countries.