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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Sun 16 Apr - Tue 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 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Heavy rain 19 °C

    16 °C

  • Light rain 19 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    12 °C

Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 5 7 NE 4 6 NE 3 5 NE 3 5 NE 3 5 ENE 2 5 NE 3 7 ENE 4 7 ENE 4 8 ENE 5 10 E 6 11 E 7 14 ESE 8 16 ESE 10 19 ESE 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
55% 50% 46% 44% 41% 40% 38% 37% 37% 38% 39% 42% 46% 49% 51%
UV index Expand
4 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 80% 80% 80% 70% 80% 80% 40% 40% 30% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 10 20 E 9 18 E 10 19 E 9 18 E 8 17 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 8 16 E 8 16 E 8 15 E 8 15 E 7 14 E 7 13 E 7 14 E 7 13 E 8 14 E 7 13 E 7 14 E 7 14 E 7 13 E 6 13 ENE 6 11 ENE 5 10 NE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G M M G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
57% 62% 65% 65% 66% 66% 66% 66% 67% 64% 65% 64% 65% 66% 69% 71% 73% 75% 76% 77% 78% 79% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
Precipitation probability Expand
40% 80% 90% 80% 50% 50% 50% 30% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 10 NE 5 10 NNE 5 9 N 5 10 NNW 5 10 NW 7 14 NNW 8 16 NNW 8 16 NW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M M G G G G
Humidity Expand
85% 88% 91% 91% 90% 82% 75% 74% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
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14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
Precipitation probability Expand
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 13 NW 7 13 WNW 7 13 W 7 14 W 8 16 W 8 17 W 8 17 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
83% 86% 85% 78% 71% 67% 67% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 60% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 15 W 7 15 W 8 16 W 9 19 WNW 10 22 WNW 11 24 WNW 11 23 WNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 87% 86% 79% 72% 71% 75% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
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12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Precipitation probability Expand
50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 10 20 WNW 10 20 WNW 10 20 WNW 11 23 WNW 11 24 WNW 11 24 WNW 11 22 WNW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity Expand
81% 83% 82% 74% 64% 59% 62% 69%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 17 W 8 16 W 8 16 W 9 19 W 10 22 W 10 22 W 10 20 NW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
76% 80% 81% 71% 63% 58% 59% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:48 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: First quarter

Issued at:

16 – 25 April - Will there be clear skies in your area to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower? Check your local forecast.

 

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