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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.

  • Sunny day 3 °C

    2 °C

  • Heavy rain 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny day 5 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 12 December 2017)
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
Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-6 ° -6 ° -4 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 12 W 8 15 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 8 WSW 5 9 SW 5 9 SW 6 11 SW 5 12 SSW 5 14 SSW 4 16 SSW 5 17 SSW 6 19 SSW 6 19 SSW 7 22 SSW 9 24 SSW 9 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G M
Humidity Expand
89% 86% 82% 83% 79% 77% 79% 79% 80% 80% 80% 79% 80% 80% 84% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 2017)
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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light shower night
90% 90% 80% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 90% 90% 80% 40% 30% 30% 30% 60% 60% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 25 SSW 11 27 SSW 13 29 SW 11 25 WSW 10 23 W 10 22 W 8 18 WSW 8 19 WSW 8 19 SW 8 20 SW 9 23 SW 10 23 SW 11 25 SW 12 26 WSW 13 30 W 11 25 W 11 25 W 11 24 W 11 24 WSW 10 24 SW 11 26 WSW 15 33 WSW 14 31 W 16 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G G G G G G G G M G M M G G G VG G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 93% 92% 95% 93% 89% 86% 86% 87% 88% 88% 87% 87% 87% 87% 85% 79% 78% 76% 76% 78% 82% 79% 75%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
30% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 33 WSW 14 31 WSW 14 31 WSW 12 26 WSW 12 24 WSW 10 21 SW 8 18 WSW 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
72% 75% 80% 80% 75% 73% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 15 WNW 7 15 WNW 8 16 NW 9 18 NW 11 22 NW 11 22 NW 10 21 NW 9 19
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
86% 88% 87% 86% 77% 74% 75% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° 0 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 8 17 WNW 8 17 WNW 8 16 WNW 7 14 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 15 WNW 7 14 WNW 6 12
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
82% 84% 86% 88% 79% 74% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Fog Fog Overcast Cloudy Light rain Cloudy
<5% <5% 20% 20% 10% 20% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 0 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 11 W 5 10 W 5 9 WSW 5 9 SW 6 12 SW 7 14 SW 8 15 SW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VP VP G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 93% 95% 95% 88% 86% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 W 6 13 W 6 12 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 13 SW 7 13 SW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 90% 91% 90% 88% 88% 92% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New
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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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