According to meteorologists, the effects of this eruption will vary depending on the moment in which it occurs, however, it is estimated that it will have an impact on Scandinavia, as well as throughout Europe, especially in northern and central Europe.

“The timing of any potential volcanic eruption will be very important in determining the impacts on air travel,” warns Jonathan Porter, chief meteorologist at AccuWeather.

The expert predicts that, if the eruption happens by this Wednesday, the winds could “direct any ash to the east, towards Scandinavia”.

If it happens by Friday, it is predicted that there will be a substantial drop in the jet stream in Europe, which could “direct any elevated ash towards parts of northern and central Europe”.

If the eruption occurs over the weekend, the prediction is that “any ash present high above the ground could be directed westward even further across Europe”.

In addition to the impact on aviation, the volcanic eruption in Iceland is also expected to lead to the risk of poor air quality near the site of the eruption, due to the increase in sulfur content.