April 16th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

Video: Weather is factor in how ash cloud acts, experts say

Craig Johnson
Special to CNN

As a volcanic ash cloud hung over parts of Europe on Thursday, weather experts said air travel in the region, and increasingly the world, will be affected by how the wind blows.

With no major storm system on the horizon, the weather –specifically the wind - in Europe could play a significant role in how the cloud acts, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

The ash cloud, swept in from a volcanic eruption in Iceland, has affected thousands of flights and closed some of Europe's busiest airports.

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