Bhavesh, by email asked:
What effects will we actually see - what will be manifest for us on Earth - when a solar storm event impacts? For instance, heat, UV, or maybe phenomena in the sky, apart from just weather?
We put this question to Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London...
Joannna - Well, if you're talking about solar storms and space weather, that has very little effect on the climate and the weather down below. Itís much more impact on the power and communication satellites and that sort of thing.