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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.

  • Overcast 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    3 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 20 March 2019)
Now 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 Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 9 SW 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 6 11 WSW 7 12 WSW 7 13 SW 8 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 SW 7 14 SW 6 14 SW 7 14 SW 7 15 SW 7 14 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
86% 83% 80% 78% 75% 71% 68% 67% 65% 65% 67% 68% 72% 74% 76% 79% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 18:13 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 March 2019)
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 Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 86% 87% 88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 86% 85% 82% 80% 77% 76% 74% 73% 72% 73% 74% 76% 78% 80% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 13 SSW 7 14 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 17 SW 11 22 SW 11 24 SW 10 21 SW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
84% 86% 85% 83% 70% 66% 69% 80%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 WNW 7 13 NW 6 13 N 8 17 N 7 16 NNE 7 16 NNE 5 12 NE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 85% 80% 73% 62% 56% 61% 70%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 24 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 8 N 4 7 NNE 4 6 NNW 4 9 NW 5 14 NW 7 18 NW 7 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
75% 81% 85% 74% 51% 40% 52% 66%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 March 2019)
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 Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 6 13 W 6 12 WNW 7 13 WNW 8 17 NW 9 21 NW 9 19 NW 7 15 NNW 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
Humidity
76% 83% 85% 71% 52% 53% 58% 69%
UV index
2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 18:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 11 NNW 6 11 NW 6 10 NNW 7 14 N 8 19 N 8 17 N 7 13 NNE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 83% 87% 74% 55% 58% 65% 78%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 18:23 Moon phase: Third quarter
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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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