The predictions for Cycle 24 Max Sunspots and Flux took another tumble this month (on my limited data). The maximum value of both predictions continues to drop eating further into the “double-peak” which now looks pretty much certain is not going to happen.
Sunspot Prediction Changes
Sunspots – The top of the curve
Sunspots – Rate of Change
The Solar flux follows a similar pattern as it should.
Flux Prediction Changes
Flux – The top of the curve
Flux – Rate of Change
Marshall Space Flight Center – Solar Cycle Prediction
I guess they are a bit despondent. They did not change the text this month as their predicted double-peak comes crashing down!
Putting my own chart of the data together (SFU and AP)
And now SFU, AP and Sunspots
I have removed the unsmoothed values as they contribute nothing and look messy.
The Australian Flux and AP indexes chart as below.
Solar Cycle Progression. Presented by the NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center