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Red-level magnetic storm to hit Earth in February

Red-level magnetic storm to hit Earth in February RBC-Ukraine collage
Author: Maria Kholina

A powerful magnetic storm is poised to sweep over the Earth imminently. The peak activity is expected in the coming days, prompting those sensitive to weather changes and those susceptible to its effects to take precautions, according to Meteoagent.

The onset of this magnetic storm has already begun, with the most intense phase forecasted for the 13th of February, characterized by red-level magnetic storms.

Землю накриє потужна магнітна буря червоного рівня. Коли чекати на найбільшу небезпеку

Magnetic storms in February (screenshot)

By the 14th of February, solar flares and eruptions responsible for triggering solar energy emissions and magnetic storms will subside to normal levels.

Who is affected by magnetic storms?

Magnetic storms can affect humans, animals, and electronic devices. They particularly impact individuals who:

  • Are weather-sensitive - storms can induce pain, dizziness, nausea, irritability, sleep disturbances, and exacerbate chronic conditions.
  • Have cardiovascular issues - for such individuals, storms may lead to increased blood pressure, arrhythmia, and angina.
  • Suffer from psychoneurological disorders - storms can worsen symptoms.

How to mitigate the impact of a magnetic storm

  • Monitor magnetic storm forecasts.
  • Avoid physical exertion, stress, overheating, and freezing.
  • Stay hydrated and consume foods rich in potassium and magnesium.
  • Take contrast showers.
  • Ensure adequate sleep.