In the link from Space.Com Sunspots Erupt Suddenly
it is of interest that the current Sun Spot Cycle (24) is not conforming in a normal and regular pattern, it seems stuck in the groove of Solar Cycle 23.
The best known Solar Weather foresting company, WeatherAction.Com who use the Suns Solar output for long range weather forecasting, could be in for a difficult time during this process.
Those of us who follow the service from Piers Corbyn are not only very impressed by his accuracy during the past 22 years with Solar Cycle 22 & 23. Piers has also demonstrated how the energy of the Sun is driving the weather systems on Earth with his weather forecasts that are produced a year in advance.
The Met Office can only blame themselves for having shortsightedness in their refusal to take the WeatherAction long range forecasts seriously. In 2007 WeatherAction clients were informed of a very rainy summer several months in advance in the UK, and the Met Office stated the complete opposite, predicting a very Hot and dry summer.
You would have thought after this very wet event the Met Office would have taken up some interest in WeatherAction, but they seem to not acknowledge the Sun as being responsible for weather patterns as they are following "Man Made Climate Change" models instead. Its little wonder when solar events happen on the Sun, the Met Office are unable to make a forecast beyond one day, let alone one week.
Many people would go as far as to say Piers has single handedly unlocked the way the solar wind from the Sun affects the climate on Earth, its more than time the Met Office used his work when predicting long range weather forecasts
On a rare note concerning WeatherAction at this time, we should apply little patience in this period of transition between solar cycle 23 to a rather troubled Solar Cycle 24.
I have no doubt when Solar Cycle 24 is up and running in a more predictable way, WeatherAction's solar wind weather forecast will also be back on track to its usual very high stadard of accuracy.
I have added this link to the above article it also mentions that Solar Cycle 23 has not finished yet!!
Old Solar Cycle Returns