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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 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    8 °C

Thursday (Thursday 18 October 2018)
Now 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 16 NE 8 17 NE 9 16 NE 9 16 NE 9 17 NE 9 17 NE 8 17 NE 8 16 NE 7 14 NE 7 13 NNE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
61% 58% 56% 56% 56% 57% 58% 62% 67% 69% 71%
UV index
2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 19 October 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
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 5 11 NNE 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 4 11 NNE 4 11 NNE 5 12 NNE 4 11 NNE 4 10 NNE 4 9 NNE 4 8 N 4 8 NNE 4 8 N 4 8 N 4 8 N 4 7 NNW 4 7 NNW 4 8 NNW 5 10 N 5 10 NNW 4 9 NNW 3 8 ENE 3 6 S 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity
73% 74% 75% 76% 77% 77% 78% 79% 79% 77% 73% 69% 65% 62% 59% 56% 55% 57% 60% 63% 65% 67% 69% 73%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 20 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 10 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 2 4 SW 2 4 WSW 2 5 WSW 3 4 WSW 2 6 WSW 3 8 WSW 4 9 SW 5 9 SW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M M G VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 77% 82% 90% 84% 64% 59% 73% 80%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 4 8 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 13 W 6 13 WNW 5 10 NNW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 89% 91% 86% 78% 73% 85% 82%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 22 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 8 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 10 21 N 9 18 N 8 17 N 8 17 N 8 19 N 8 18 NW 5 11 NW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 78% 79% 71% 53% 49% 64% 72%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 October 2018)
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
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 6 12 W 8 15 W 9 17 W 9 19 WNW 14 27 WNW 13 26 WNW 11 21 NW 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
79% 84% 86% 80% 65% 63% 71% 78%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 10 19 NW 10 18 NW 9 18 NW 10 19 NNW 11 21 NW 10 19 NW 8 15 NW 7 13
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% 84% 85% 82% 72% 71% 76% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:49 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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