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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.

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    15 °C

Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 16 NNE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
72% 70%
UV index
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 6 11 N 7 13 NNE 6 13 NNE 5 10 N 4 8 NNW 3 6 NNW 4 8 NNW 3 6 NW 3 5 WNW 3 7 WNW 3 7 W 3 7 W 3 8 WSW 3 7 W 3 7 W 3 8 W 3 7 WNW 2 6 ENE 2 7 NE 4 10 ENE 6 14 E 7 15 E 6 13 ENE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
72% 74% 78% 82% 85% 85% 86% 87% 86% 84% 80% 76% 71% 66% 61% 57% 54% 51% 50% 50% 56% 63% 68% 71%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 23 ° 24 ° 23 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 12 ENE 6 12 NE 6 13 NE 6 14 NE 7 16 ENE 10 23 ENE 13 30 ENE 12 28 ENE 11 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 78% 85% 87% 80% 60% 53% 58% 61%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 5 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 10 22 ENE 9 20 ENE 9 21 E 12 27 E 13 30 E 12 27 ENE 11 25 ENE 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 77% 79% 66% 56% 57% 61% 72%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 28 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
30% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 23 ° 25 ° 24 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 22 ° 25 ° 24 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 14 ENE 6 13 NE 6 13 NE 6 14 E 6 16 E 6 16 E 7 19 ENE 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 87% 88% 79% 63% 55% 56% 68%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 18 ° 21 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 14 NNE 7 16 NE 7 16 NNE 7 16 NNE 7 17 ENE 8 19 ENE 8 18 ENE 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 85% 87% 79% 68% 59% 63% 73%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 30 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 13 ENE 6 13 NE 6 14 ENE 6 14 ENE 6 15 ENE 6 16 E 6 16 E 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 88% 89% 82% 70% 61% 62% 71%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Full
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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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