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Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 weather forecast

Will it be a clear night?

Wed 13 DecThu 14 Dec 2017

Starting on 4 December and ending on the 16 December, the Geminid meteor shower is often the highlight of the meteor shower calendar.

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.

  • Light rain 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 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 Overcast Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 70% 50% 10% 50% 50% 50% 50% 70% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 8 NE 7 11 NE 6 11 NNE 6 10 NE 7 12 NE 8 16 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 16 ENE 7 14 ENE 7 13 ENE 6 13 E 5 11 E 5 9 E 4 8 ESE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 9 SE 4 9 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M G G G M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M G G
Humidity Expand
64% 67% 73% 78% 77% 78% 83% 87% 88% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 91% 93% 92% 93% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 20% 80%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 9 SE 4 9 SE 4 10 ESE 4 9 SE 6 12 S 8 16 S 10 21 S 9 20 S 15 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M G G VG VG M
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 93% 93% 88% 78% 78% 82% 80%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
40% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 15 31 SSW 17 34 SSW 16 32 SW 15 31 WSW 14 29 SW 12 25 SSW 8 17 S 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
80% 78% 77% 69% 61% 57% 67% 74%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
50% 60% 40% 20% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 21 S 14 29 SSW 16 32 SSW 17 35 SSW 21 43 SSW 19 40 SW 19 39 SW 18 37
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
81% 82% 79% 74% 68% 70% 77% 76%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
20% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 34 WSW 16 32 WSW 15 30 WSW 13 27 W 16 32 W 15 30 W 13 26 W 12 23
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
78% 77% 75% 76% 69% 62% 69% 74%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 10 20 W 9 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 17 SW 8 16 SSW 9 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
77% 80% 84% 80% 77% 78% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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