[ips-sf] IPS Summary Forecast for 19 March - issued 2347UT/18-Mar-2016 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

rwc rwc at ips.gov.au
Sat Mar 19 10:47:20 EST 2016

Solar activity has been at very low levels today (18 March). The
coronal hole effect is showing signs of weakening. Solar wind speed
gradually decreased from ~460 to 400 km/s. Solar wind stream is
expected to show further weakening through 19 and 20 March as the
coronal hole effect gradually diminishes. Very low levels of solar
activity, with some possibility of isolated C class activity, may be
expected from 19 to 21 March. Geomagnetic activity dropped down to
mostly quiet to unsettled levels today (18 March) with isolated active
periods at high latitude locations. Geomagnetic activity is expected
to gradually decline to unsettled through to quiet levels during 19
and 20 March. Quiet conditions are expected on 21 March. Mostly normal
HF conditions were observed on 18 March. Nearly similar conditions may
be expected for the next three days (19 to 21 March).

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