With a forecast of clear skies, stargazers have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights across parts of the UK. 

Weatherman Chris Page said there are signs that tonight's severe geomagnetic storm will be the strongest since 2005.

The Aurora Borealis could be seen from parts of Norfolk on April 17, with photographs of the natural phenomenon taken in Great Yarmouth and Snetterton.

People in the northern half of the UK will have the best chance of seeing the lights, while the chances of those in the south can be improved with the use of long-exposure photography.

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A top tip for seeing the lights is to look toward the northern horizon and to get away from as much light pollution as possible.

Fakenham & Wells Times: The Northern Lights were photographed over Breydon Water near Great Yarmouth last monthThe Northern Lights were photographed over Breydon Water near Great Yarmouth last month (Image: Simon's Weather Photography)

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon said: “Although the shorter nights will limit the visibility window, there’s a good chance to see the aurora, particularly on Friday night and especially in Scotland, Ireland and parts of northern England and Wales.

“There could even be visibility further south if you have the right equipment.

“Those conditions could continue on Saturday night but we still have to work out some details on where exactly that will be.”

Mr Dixon said the combination of clear skies and enhanced activity from the sun reaching Earth would improve the chances of seeing the display.

On Saturday, the vast majority of the UK is expected to see dry and sunny weather with temperatures above average for the time of year, he said.