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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017 weather forecast

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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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  • Light shower day 10 °C

    3 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

Wednesday (26 April 2017)
Now 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability Expand
40% 40% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 19 33 N 12 21 NNE 11 20 N 7 15 N 8 17 N 7 14 N 7 13 N 6 13
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
67% 57% 61% 65% 64% 66% 68% 69%
UV index Expand
2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (27 April 2017)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy shower day Light shower night Light rain Heavy rain
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 60% 80% 50% 60% 30% 50% 70%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 5 11 NNW 5 12 NNW 5 11 NW 4 10 NW 4 11 NW 4 11 WNW 4 11 WNW 4 9 W 5 10 W 5 10 W 6 12 WNW 7 13 WNW 7 14 WNW 9 18 WNW 8 18 WNW 10 21 WNW 10 21 WNW 9 19 W 8 16 W 8 17 WNW 8 15 WNW 6 13 NW 7 14 NW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G G M M G G G VG VG VG VG G G M G G G G G
Humidity Expand
73% 76% 77% 79% 81% 82% 84% 84% 80% 74% 65% 55% 46% 47% 48% 54% 58% 63% 71% 74% 78% 80% 82% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (28 April 2017)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Heavy shower night Light shower night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 6  ° 6  ° 8  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6  ° 6  ° 4  ° 3  ° 6  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
60% 60% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 6 12 NNW 6 12 NNW 6 15 NNW 7 15 N 8 17 NNW 6 14 NNW 5 12 NNW 4 10 ESE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 79% 82% 68% 54% 47% 46% 61%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (29 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 9  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 7 SSE 4 7 SSE 4 7 SSE 6 13 SSE 8 17 SSE 9 18 SE 9 18 ESE 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
Humidity Expand
71% 76% 80% 64% 55% 51% 49% 63%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (30 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 11  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 8  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 10 19 ESE 10 19 E 11 21 ESE 14 28 ESE 16 32 ESE 15 29 ESE 11 21 ESE 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
68% 71% 70% 59% 53% 55% 69% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (1 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 9 16 SE 9 17 SE 9 16 SSE 11 22 SE 12 25 SSE 12 25 SSE 10 20 ESE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
82% 84% 85% 75% 63% 61% 64% 73%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 11  °
Show all detail Show all detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 8 16 ESE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 9 17 E 10 20 E 10 20 E 9 18 ENE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 86% 87% 79% 68% 64% 65% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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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