Here is one of the first reports we received. And it really looks like the BBC's Shipping Forecast, no?
SUBJ: IPS DAILY SOLAR AND GEOPHYSICAL REPORT ISSUED AT 2330UT/15 MARCH 2013 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE SUMMARY FOR 15 MARCH AND FORECAST FOR 16 MARCH - 18 MARCH STATUS INDICATORS SOL:** YELLOW ** MAG:** RED ** ION: ** YELLOW ** ----------------------------------------------------------- 1A. SOLAR SUMMARY Activity 15 Mar: Moderate Flares Max Fadeout Freq. Sectors M1.2 0709UT possible lower Mid East/Indian Observed 10.7 cm flux/Equivalent Sunspot Number for 15 Mar: 123/76 1B. SOLAR FORECAST 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar Activity Low to moderate Low to moderate Low to moderate Fadeouts Possible Possible Possible 10.7cm/SSN 120/72 120/72 115/66 COMMENT: Solar activity has been Moderate with a long duration M1 flare from region AR1692(N09E06) peaking around 07UT. A halo CME was observed in association with this event in SOHO/LASCO coronagraphs. Combined with STEREO coronagraph imagery, analysis suggests that the main part of the CME appears to be directed to the east and north, however a significant amount of the material is likely directed towards the Earth. This is expected to arrive late on the 16th of March or early on the 17th UT. A weak shock was seen in the ACE solar wind data just before 05UT on the 15th of March, most likely the arrival of the CME observed on the 12th of March. The solar wind speed peaked just below 500 km/s before diminishing to around 450 km/s. The IMF Bz component went as low as -10nT for less than an hour before swinging northward for the remainder of the day. More significant solar wind speeds, potentially up to around 800 km/s, are expected following the arrival of the CME observed on the 15th. Solar activity is expected to be low to moderate for the next 3 days, with some chance of further M class flare activity.