Northern Lights Forecast

Where can I find a good Aurora borealis forecast for Tromsø?

To find a good forecast to see the aurora borealis in Tromsø, there are several websites and apps that can provide up-to-date information on the current and predicted northern lights activity. Here are a few options:

  1. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute provides a three-day aurora forecast for Tromsø on their website. The forecast is based on several factors including solar wind activity, and is updated daily.
  2. The Aurora Forecast app is a popular choice among aurora hunters. It provides an hourly aurora forecast for Tromsø and other locations around the world, as well as real-time alerts when the northern lights are active.
  3. The Space Weather Prediction Centerrun by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides a 27-day aurora forecast for Tromsø and other locations in the northern hemisphere. The forecast is based on solar activity and is updated daily.
  4. Aurora Watch UK is a website that provides a real-time aurora alert system for the UK and northern Europe. Users can sign up to receive email or SMS alerts when the aurora is predicted to be visible in their area, including Tromsø.

It’s important to note that while these forecasts can provide helpful guidance, the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and can be unpredictable. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the weather and aurora forecasts, but also to be flexible and ready to head out on short notice if the conditions are right.