Rinjani-20160801-1120

Mount Rinjani eruption closes Lombok Airport and may affect Bali’s Airport tonight

As previously expected, Mount Rinjani’s eruption has resulted in closure of Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP/WADL) due to volcanic ash, but the ASHTAM issued by VAAC Darwin at 1120UTC may result in service disruption at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS/WADD) as well.

Rinjani-20160801-1120
Graphical depiction of the volcanic ash dispersal from Mount Rinjani’s eruption, as per Volcanic Ash Advisory issued today at 1120UTC.

VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160801/1120Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: RINJANI 264030
PSN: S0825 E11628
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3726M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/9
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL140 EXT 60NM TO WSW, FL200 EXT 85NM S
OBS VA DTG: 01/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 S0823 E11532 – S0832 E11524 – S0903 E11527 – S0916 E11541 – S0909 E11557 – S0850 E11545 – S0829 E11542 MOV SW 10KT SFC/FL200 S0849 E11611 – S0910 E11611 – S0930 E11619 – S0940 E11643 – S0932 E11704 – S0911 E11638 – S0857 E11633 – S0843 E11633 – S0838 E11625 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/1720Z SFC/FL140 S0826 E11516 – S0831 E11437 – S0902 E11439 – S0936 E11502 – S0917 E11545 – S0851 E11523 SFC/FL200 S0900 E11610 – S0947 E11619 – S1025 E11700 – S0939 E11752 – S0912 E11647 – S0855 E11636 FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/2320Z SFC/FL200 S0948 E11621 – S1047 E11659 – S0945 E11755 – S0920 E11700
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 02/0520Z NO VA EXP
RMK: HIGH CONFIDENCE IN OBS POLYGON. VA TO FL140 EXPECTED TO REACH DPS AIRPORT BETWEEN 01/1130Z AND 01/1230Z AND DISSIPATE WITHIN 9 HOURS. VA TO FL200 MOV S EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN 15HRS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160801/1220Z

Possible service disruptions may occur between 1130UTC and 2130UTC tonight. If you are travelling by air to/from Bali tonight or know someone who is, please check the airline for latest information regarding their flight operations to/from Bali.

Current NOTAM for closure of Lombok Praya Airport due to the eruption:

B4640/16 NOTAMR B4639/16
Q) WAAF/QFALC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/0845S11616E005 A) WADL B) 1608010855 C) 1608020200 E) AD CLSD DUE TO RINJANI VOLCANIC ASH CREATED: 01 Aug 2016 08:55:00 SOURCE: WRRRYNYX

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