I remember reading in 2011 that 2013/2014 would be the peak of the current solar maximus, but I want to confirm whether that is still ongoing. Will the upcoming winter season be a good time to see the Northern Lights?
From this data here:
We are in a local maximum but the actual values have been lower than predicted for this time.
As for getting an idea for the aurora, I would keep an eye on the sunspot numbers and the space weather.