‘Space storms’ will cause ‘widespread power cuts’ and cripple phones, satellites and railway signals

Satellite navigation technology has never experienced a ‘solar max’

Changes in the ionosphere could cause problems with GPS

By Anna Edwards and Damien Gayle

PUBLISHED: 04:16 EST, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:34 EST, 6 February 2013

Britain is facing crippling power cuts sparked by space storms that could scramble signals used in mobile phones, railways and satellites.

The Earth is beginning an 11-year peak in solar activity which a report claims could wipe out power at any moment.

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