DATE: 18 Feb 2019, composed at 08:36 SAST
CURRENT CONDITIONS: Solar activity is low with background X-ray flux below B-class levels. The solar wind speed is at background levels with speeds between 320 km/s - 370 km/s. Geomagnetic conditions are mostly quiet with periods of unsettled levels. Local HF working frequencies are near monthly average predicted values.
OUTLOOK: Solar activity is expected to remain low with background X-ray flux below B-class levels. There is currently no sunspot region visible on the solar disk and no flaring activity is expected. The solar wind speed is expected to remain at background levels throughout the day. An increase in solar wind speed is expected later on 19th to 20th Feb, due to a possible connection with coronal hole 78 (CH78). Geomagnetic conditions are expected to be mostly quiet with periods of unsettled levels. A chance of active storm levels is expected on 19 â€“ 20 Feb due to the influence from CH78.
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: None.