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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Sun 16 AprTue 25 Apr 2017

This year the Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible from 16-25 April, peaking on 22 April. The best time to view it will be after midnight and before dawn.

Known for their fast, bright meteors, the Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers. They originate from comet Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861.

The Lyrid meteor shower is named as such because it appears to radiate from the constellation Lyra, though it is better to view the Lyrids away from this constellation so they appear longer and more impressive.

Ideal weather conditions

Star gazers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of catching a glimpse of the meteor shower. Ideally a location away from light pollution will be of benefit.  

Check your local weather forecast to check the weather where you are. Find out from the Forestry Commission about best forests for stargazing.

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  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    13 °C

Thursday (Thursday 17 August 2017)
Now 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 14 27 SW 12 23 SW 12 22 SW 11 21 SW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
56% 63% 70% 76% 78%
UV index Expand
1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 40% 40% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 19 SW 10 19 SW 10 20 SW 10 21 SW 9 20 SW 10 21 SW 10 21 SW 10 22 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 12 25 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 25 WSW 12 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 26 WSW 13 26 WSW 14 29 WSW 13 28 WSW 13 28 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 81% 81% 81% 81% 81% 81% 78% 72% 64% 57% 53% 47% 45% 45% 55% 51% 49% 46% 47% 50% 54% 58% 64%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 16 °
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13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 13 28 WSW 13 27 W 11 23 W 10 21 W 12 23 W 14 28 WSW 13 27 WSW 11 23 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
69% 72% 74% 75% 57% 43% 44% 50% 59%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 40% 50% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 16 SW 7 14 SW 7 14 SW 8 18 SW 9 20 WSW 9 19 W 7 15 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
74% 83% 87% 78% 71% 69% 74% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 15 SW 7 14 SW 7 14 WSW 8 18 SW 9 21 WSW 9 21 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 87% 88% 77% 66% 58% 63% 72%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 13 W 6 12 W 6 13 W 8 17 WNW 9 20 NW 9 21 NNW 9 19 N 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 83% 83% 71% 56% 49% 55% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 8 15 NNW 7 14 NW 7 14 NW 8 18 NW 9 20 NW 8 19 NNW 8 17 N 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 78% 82% 70% 55% 52% 55% 64%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New
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