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Powerful magnetic storm to hit Earth this week

Powerful magnetic storm to hit Earth this week RBC-Ukraine collage
Author: Maria Kholina

A magnetic storm set to kick off this week starting February 19 and lasting till February 25 could leave weather-sensitive individuals grappling with headaches, weakness, digestive disturbances, appetite changes, balance and coordination issues, drowsiness, and reduced physical endurance, according to Meteoagent.

Magnetic storms

Moderate levels of geomagnetic activity are forecasted for February 20-22. Those sensitive to geomagnetic shifts might experience heightened aggression, decreased self-esteem and confidence, disrupted sleep, vision and hearing impairments, speech and cognitive difficulties, increased sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, dizziness, nausea, loss of balance, and exacerbation of chronic illnesses.

Scientists are anticipating a significant solar storm event on February 23, which is expected to culminate in a severe geomagnetic storm on Earth come February 24.

Individuals prone to reacting to such cosmic events are advised to brace themselves and take measures to weather the storm period. During geomagnetic storms, reduced productivity, increased fatigue and weakness, weakened immunity, headaches, irritability, and decreased work efficiency may be observed.

Who can be affected by magnetic ptorms

Magnetic storms can impact humans, animals, and electronic devices, particularly affecting those with:

  • Weather sensitivity - storms trigger pain, dizziness, nausea, irritability, sleep disturbances, exacerbation of chronic conditions
  • Cardiovascular diseases - storms can induce elevated blood pressure, arrhythmia, angina in affected individuals
  • Psychoneurological disorders - storms may exacerbate symptoms.

How to decrease the impact of magnetic storms on one's health:

  • Stay updated on magnetic storm forecasts
  • Avoid physical overexertion, stress, overheating, and chilling
  • Stay hydrated, consume potassium and magnesium-rich foods
  • Take contrast showers
  • Get adequate sleep.