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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 weather forecast

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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 day 24 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy shower day 15 °C

    8 °C

Saturday (Saturday 20 April 2019)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 13 ENE 7 13 NE 8 14 ENE 7 14 E 9 16 E 7 13 E 6 11 E 5 10 ENE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
30% 29% 30% 32% 32% 38% 44% 49% 52%
UV index
4 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 4 Pollen: H
Sunday (Sunday 21 April 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<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)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 10 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 8 NE 4 8 NE 4 8 NE 4 8 NE 4 8 NE 4 8 NE 3 7 ENE 3 7 ENE 3 7 ENE 4 8 ENE 4 10 E 5 11 ESE 5 12 ESE 5 13 ESE 6 14 E 7 15 E 8 17 E 8 18 E 8 17 E 7 15 E 7 14 E 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 M G G G G G VG VG VG VG G G VG G G G
Humidity
57% 61% 64% 68% 70% 73% 74% 74% 71% 67% 61% 54% 47% 39% 33% 32% 32% 33% 36% 39% 41% 44% 47% 51%
UV index
1 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: H
Monday (Monday 22 April 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 15 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 14 ° 18 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 6 12 E 5 11 E 5 10 ENE 5 11 E 6 12 ESE 8 20 E 10 23 E 9 21 E 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
56% 60% 72% 78% 66% 43% 36% 47% 63%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: H
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 April 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 10 ENE 5 10 ENE 7 14 ENE 9 19 ENE 11 24 E 11 25 E 8 18 ENE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 79% 81% 63% 48% 46% 54% 68%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 April 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 intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 10 E 5 9 ESE 6 11 SSE 9 18 S 12 27 S 14 29 S 11 25 SSE 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG G G VG VG
Humidity
78% 83% 85% 74% 66% 59% 62% 69%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: H
Thursday (Thursday 25 April 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night
10% 10% 20% 20% 60% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 10 20 SSE 10 19 SSE 10 20 SSE 12 25 S 14 29 S 13 27 SSW 10 22 SSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G VG VG
Humidity
72% 77% 83% 75% 66% 62% 67% 77%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: Third quarter
Friday (Friday 26 April 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 50% 50% 30%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 8 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 18 SSW 11 24 SW 14 30 SW 14 29 SW 12 26 SW 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 85% 86% 75% 61% 58% 60% 69%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:15 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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