Volcanic ash not affecting Taiwan for now

TURBULENT: People traveling to areas near Taal Volcano should remain on alert and heed the warnings from Philippine authorities, the Central Weather Bureau said

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 15, 2020
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Volcanic ash spewing from Taal Volcano in the Philippines is not likely to affect Taiwan’s air quality for now, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.

Smoke and ash spewing from the volcano had reached an altitude of more than 10km on Monday, the bureau said, citing an infrared satellite cloud chart.

The ejected substance is expected to rapidly move northeast in the medium-to-high troposphere, it said.

From Monday to today, the volcanic ash would mainly spread to the Pacific region east of 125 degrees longitude, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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