READY to chase the views of the Northern Lights for the second night in a row, queues of cars piled along Hill Cliffe in Appleton.

Cars lined the roads from 10pm last night, Saturday, in anticipation to see the aurora borealis appear once again following the appearance of the mesmerising lights on Friday (May 11).

And the chosen view point for many in Warrington was Hill Cliffe in Appleton.

However despite attempts to view the rare display, it was not meant to be.

The initial cause of the Northern Lights being visible around areas of the country was due to an “extreme” geomagnetic storm.

While geomagnetic activity remained very high throughout Saturday, the sky was sadly not dark enough to view it.

There were indications that activity would not be in the extreme "G5" category as it was on Friday night but weakened to a severe "G3" level.

There was optimism the lights would still be visible at this level but sadly as night drew in, geomagnetic levels dropped leaving many devastated by the absence of the lights.

Forecasters at NOAA and the Met Office Space Weather centre are predicting the arrival of another strong CME on Sunday and into Monday.

Geomagnetic activity is expected to be strong to severe (G4) with a chance of an increase at times to extreme (G5).

Meaning another chance to see the aurora could present itself tonight, Sunday.