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Orionid Meteor Shower

Meteor shower

Sun 2 Oct - Mon 7 Nov 2016

This year the Orionid Meteor Shower will be visible from 2 October to 7 November, peaking on 20 October.

The Orionids are a remnant of Comet Halley and at its peak you could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour. Orionid meteors are known to be very fast travelling at around 41 miles per second, and typically on the faint side, although with clear, dark skies you still have a good chance of spotting one with its persistent, long trail.

The Orionid meteor shower is named as such because it appears to radiate from the constellation Orion, which is one of the most visible and recognisable in the sky throughout the world. 

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.  

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  • Light rain 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    12 °C

Saturday (Saturday 24 June 2017)
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
20 ° 19 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
18 ° 18 ° 17 °
Precipitation probability Expand
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 12 24 WSW 8 17 W 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G
Humidity Expand
79% 80% 74%
UV index Expand
1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
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18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
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16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 11 21 W 11 22 W 10 21 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 12 23 WSW 13 25 WSW 14 27 WSW 14 28 W 13 27 W 14 28 W 13 26 W 13 25 WNW 13 26 W 10 21 WNW 10 20 NW 8 17 NW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
73% 74% 76% 77% 78% 78% 78% 76% 75% 75% 74% 73% 72% 68% 62% 57% 55% 55% 57% 62% 63% 65% 66% 61%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 19 °
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15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 17 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 6 13 NW 5 11 NW 4 8 NNW 2 5 SE 2 6 ESE 2 6 NE 2 7 ESE 6 14 ESE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
57% 57% 63% 63% 52% 44% 40% 43% 54%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 5 7 4 1 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 °
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15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 8 16 ESE 7 14 ESE 6 12 SE 6 12 ESE 6 13 SE 7 15 SSE 7 14 SSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
62% 69% 73% 68% 65% 62% 64% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 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 Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
Precipitation probability Expand
60% 60% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 13 S 7 13 S 7 15 S 8 17 W 8 17 WNW 9 19 WNW 8 18 WNW 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
79% 84% 84% 77% 69% 62% 64% 71%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Precipitation probability Expand
20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 8 17 WNW 9 18 WNW 10 20 NW 9 20 WNW 8 16
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
79% 84% 84% 77% 69% 67% 69% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Precipitation probability Expand
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 8 16 WNW 9 17 WNW 9 18 WNW 11 22 WNW 12 24 WNW 12 24 NW 11 22 WNW 9 19
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% 84% 85% 76% 65% 63% 66% 71%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

2 October - 7 November - Will it be a clear sky in your area to see the Orionid Meteor Shower? Check your local forecast.

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