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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 weather forecast

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Thu 13 DecFri 14 Dec 2018

The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak, which is on December 13 or 14, depending on your time zone. 

Peak of the meteor shower

The peak of the Geminid meteor shower takes place over the 13-14 December when at its peak you can normally see more than 50 shooting stars per hour. The Geminids are considered one of the best and most reliable meteor showers of the year, with shooting stars that are commonly bright with long persisting trains.

The Geminids is different to other meteor showers as Geminid meteors originate from an asteroid, as opposed to a comet, meaning they are very rocky and gritty, making them slightly easier to see than other showers.

  • Overcast 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Light shower day 5 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Overcast 5 °C

    -1 °C

Saturday (Saturday 19 January 2019)
Now 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
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 6 17 ESE 7 16 SE 7 15 SE 8 15 SE 8 15 SE 7 14 SE 7 14 ESE 8 15 ESE 7 14 ESE 7 14 ESE 6 13 ESE 6 13 ESE 7 13 ESE 6 12 E 6 11 E 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G
Humidity
77% 79% 83% 84% 86% 86% 89% 90% 91% 91% 91% 90% 89% 88% 88% 87%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 16:27 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
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
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 10 E 5 9 ENE 5 9 ENE 4 8 ENE 5 9 ENE 5 9 NE 5 9 NE 4 9 NE 4 8 NNE 4 8 NE 4 8 NNE 4 8 NNE 5 9 NNE 5 9 NNE 5 10 N 5 10 N 6 11 N 5 11 N 5 11 N 5 10 N 4 9 NNW 4 8 NNW 4 8 NNW 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
87% 87% 86% 87% 86% 86% 85% 84% 84% 84% 82% 78% 74% 70% 67% 65% 68% 71% 73% 75% 77% 80% 83% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 9 NNW 5 10 NNW 5 10 NW 4 7 W 4 9 WSW 6 12 SW 7 15 SSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 88% 90% 89% 81% 72% 77% 79%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
60% ≥95% 70% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 24 SW 13 27 W 10 22 W 9 19 W 10 21 WNW 10 22 W 9 19 W 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 88% 83% 84% 78% 71% 76% 81%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 15 W 7 13 W 6 13 W 7 14 WNW 7 16 NW 8 17 NW 8 17 NW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G VG VG G
Humidity
85% 90% 92% 91% 83% 75% 79% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 9 18 NW 9 19 NNW 9 20 NNW 10 21 N 11 24 N 12 26 N 11 24 N 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG G VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 88% 88% 79% 73% 76% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Friday (Friday 25 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 11 22 N 10 21 N 11 22 N 11 22 N 12 26 N 12 26 N 11 23 N 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 82% 82% 79% 70% 65% 72% 77%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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Ideal weather conditions

The best time to view the Geminids is between sunset, local time and before sunrise.

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. 

For more top star gazing tips check out our guide to watching the Geminid meteor shower (PDF, 140 kB) , and to find out when other meteor events are taking place visit the Meteorwatch website.

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