There was an X-class flare yesterday. It was not Earth facing, but as the sun rotates, the sunspot responsible for the flare moves into a more direct line to us. X-class can disrupt communications here on Earth, but we get them every time the sun gets into the middle of its cycle.
Nobody can predict flares in the future. Even this one was not known about while it was on the far side of the sun, and only noticed when it flared just before coming across the sun's limb a couple days ago.
All they can predict is that solar activity will increase during the middle of its 11 year cycle.
It is surprising how anyone gets fooled by these silly predictions, because the reality is that nobody can or has ever predicted anything in medium to long term future.
It amazes me how people as a mass can be so stupid, but a lot of them spend money going to fortune tellers.
Don't be one of the fools.