The predictions for Cycle 24 Max Sunspots and Flux only took a very slight drop this month (on my limited data). The maximum value of both predictions is still dropping however and thus eating into the “double-peak” which still looks pretty much uncertain.
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
The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 65 in the Summer of 2013. The smoothed sunspot number has already reached 67 (in February 2012) due to the strong peak in late 2011 so the official maximum will be at least this high.
Still really does not make sense. Perhaps they have not noticed that Summer has Gone, and it is not Sumer Is Icumen In (I remember having to sing that school). The Winter solstice is soon upon us and the weather is unseasonably cold at Summit Camp. Temperatures only hovering around -40 the last few days.
Putting my own chart of the data together (SFU and AP)
The Australian Flux and AP indexes chart as below.
Solar Cycle Progression. Presented by the NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center