[ips-sf] IPS Summary Forecast for 23 May - issued 2331UT/22-May-2016 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

rwc rwc at ips.gov.au
Mon May 23 09:31:36 EST 2016

Solar X-ray flare activity was very low during 22 May UT and it is
expected to remain very low during the next 2 days. Active Region 2546
includes the largest visible sunspot group and is rotating toward the
western limb. There is a possibility that it will produce a weak C
class flare during the next 2 days. Hydrogen alpha solar telescopes
show a long, sinuous filament rotating across the solar meridian in
the Northern Hemisphere. No major solar wind disturbances are expected
to arrive at Earth during the next 2 days. The solar wind speed was
about 600 km/s for most of 22 May and the speed is currently
declining. Geomagnetic conditions were quiet to unsettled during 22
May and they are expected to decrease to quiet levels during 23-24
May. Conditions for HF radio wave propagation are expected to remain
mildly depressed during 23-24 May.

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