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Northern Lights: Possible sightings tonight

Duddo in Northumberland last night Credit: Ross Collins

Now we are in autumn and the nights are getting longer the chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis, particularly in the northern parts of the UK, is once again on the increase.

Derwent reservoir last night Credit: Craig Wallace

Craig Wallace caught a faint glow of the Northern Lights last night - and there is a chance they could be visible again tonight:

Solar winds are highly elevated due to coronal hole activity.

Minor to moderate geomagnetic storming seem likely at times meaning aurora might be visible from the far north of the UK.

– Met Office

Tonight will be windy with some spells of rain but a lot of the cloud should clear by around midnight.

If you are lucky enough to see the Northern Lights remember to send your pictures to

Weather: Wind warning tomorrow

Low pressure Credit: Met Office

A large area of low pressure will pass to the north of Scotland during Thursday morning, bringing a brief spell of very strong winds for northern parts of the UK, before the winds ease down from the northwest by the early afternoon.

Weather warning Credit: Met Office

Gales and locally severe gales are expected to develop across much of Scotland and the far north of England for a time.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely in many areas,

Please be aware that potential impacts could include minor travel disruption with some bridge restrictions, and possible damage to trees and structures.

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