Via The Watchers:
I wasn't on the radio at all this afternoon (17-Mar) so I can't say how the conditions on the higher bands were. Tonight (18-Mar @ 0300 UTC) 40m has a noise level at S3, with occasional crashes as high as S5. The A index was 100 earlier, currently 117 with a K of 6.
9Q0HQ (Dem. Rep. of Congo) is about S4 on 40m, maybe a little weaker than they've been this past week but still readable; 7QAA (Malawi) is a bit stronger at S5 on 40m and about S4 on 30m. Oddly, hardly any other stations heard on 30m at this time other than a few stateside ops, but there are a few EU signals on 40m.