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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 weather forecast

Will it be a clear night?

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.

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    12 °C

  • Light rain 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Light shower day 21 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    11 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 June 2019)
Now 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
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 8 18 SW 7 16 SW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 15 SSW 6 14 SSW 8 15 SSW 9 16 SSW 10 20 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 24 SSW 13 25 SW 14 28 SW 15 30 SW 16 31 SW 15 30 SW 15 29 SW 15 29 SW 13 26 SW 13 25 SW 11 22 SSW 10 21 SSW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 79% 79% 82% 84% 84% 82% 78% 75% 71% 71% 73% 74% 67% 61% 60% 58% 57% 57% 59% 62% 66% 71% 74%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Monday (Monday 17 June 2019)
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 Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 9 18 SSW 8 17 SSW 7 14 SSW 8 15 SW 10 20 SW 10 21 SW 11 21 SW 9 18 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 79% 83% 79% 58% 51% 49% 57% 71%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
<5% <5% 10% 40% 10% 20% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 4 9 SW 3 6 SSW 2 6 SSE 2 8 SE 3 10 ESE 4 13 E 7 14 ENE 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG G G VG
Humidity
79% 85% 83% 68% 60% 59% 65% 73%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy
50% 60% 40% 50% 40% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 11 E 5 10 SW 4 13 W 7 15 W 9 20 W 9 22 W 9 18 WSW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M G G VG G G
Humidity
85% 91% 91% 84% 77% 73% 72% 78%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Thursday (Thursday 20 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 14 WSW 7 17 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 23 W 10 22 WSW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 87% 83% 68% 52% 49% 53% 62%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 16 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 17 WSW 9 20 WSW 8 19 WSW 6 14 WSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 83% 82% 63% 50% 49% 51% 63%
UV index
1 5 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:21 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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