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19/03/2015 11:32 GMT | Updated 19/03/2015 15:59 GMT

Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast: Find Out If You're Affected Here

On the 20 March, the UK and much of northern Europe will be plunged into darkness thanks to the largest solar eclipse since 1999.

While here in the UK you'll only be able to see what's known as a Partial Solar Eclipse, that still means that as far south as London will see 84 per cent of the light disappear.

The big question though is will you be able to see it? Current Met Office forecasts have shown that cloud coverage across the UK is less than ideal with thick cloud appearing over much of UK around 09:00.

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Met Office cloud coverage forecast for 09:00AM shows heavy cloud across much of the UK.

A Met Office spokesperson however believes that by 09:30 much of the thick cloud should have dispersed potentially giving those in Cornwall, Devon and South Wales the clearest view.

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Met Office forecast for 12:00PM show large band of clear skies in the Midlands and South West.

Cloud coverage is notoriously hard to predict, and while large cloud movements can be tracked, being able to predict when a cloud formation 'breaks' is almost impossible.

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So if you do have cloud coverage, what will you actually see? Well 84 per cent of light is something you'll notice whether there's cloud coverage or not. It will get substantially darker. If there's thin cloud then you might be able to make out a rough outline of the Sun, however to see the partial eclipse you're going to need clear skies and some eclipse glasses.

Got clear skies? Well then you're in luck, check out this handy diagram and find out exactly how much of an eclipse you're going to see.

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