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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 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Heavy rain 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny intervals 4 °C

    0 °C

  • Sunny day 5 °C

    0 °C

Sunday (Sunday 18 February 2018)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 7 S 3 7 SSW 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G
Humidity Expand
77% 77% 81%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 19 February 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
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 60% 50% 60% 80% 80% 80% 60% 60% 60% 50% 20% 50% 50% 20% 50% 60% 80% 80%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 4 9 SSW 4 9 SSW 4 8 SSW 4 8 SSW 4 8 SSW 3 7 SSW 3 7 SSW 3 7 SSW 3 7 SSW 4 8 SSW 4 7 SW 4 8 WSW 4 8 WSW 4 8 W 4 8 WNW 4 9 NW 5 11 NW 5 11 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 12 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 11 N 4 11 NNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M M M M M P M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
88% 92% 95% 97% 97% 96% 95% 95% 95% 95% 94% 94% 93% 93% 94% 92% 92% 91% 92% 92% 93% 92% 92% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 20 February 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Overcast
80% 60% 50% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 5 12 N 5 12 N 5 13 N 6 13 N 10 23 N 11 26 N 11 26 NNE 10 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G M M M G G VG
Humidity Expand
92% 91% 92% 91% 87% 79% 77% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 21 February 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 7 15 N 6 15 N 6 13 NE 6 13 NE 7 16 NE 7 17 NE 7 17 NE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
86% 88% 89% 86% 73% 66% 73% 77%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 22 February 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 6 13 NE 6 14 NE 6 13 NE 7 15 ENE 9 21 ENE 9 22 ENE 9 20 ENE 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 88% 84% 79% 63% 56% 63% 72%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:28 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 23 February 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° 0 ° 0 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 7 15 ENE 7 15 ENE 8 17 ENE 9 20 E 12 27 ENE 13 28 ENE 11 25 ENE 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
73% 71% 71% 68% 52% 51% 60% 66%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:30 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 24 February 2018)
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% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -3 ° -4 ° -3 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 8 16 ENE 7 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 9 17 ENE 12 27 ENE 13 28 ENE 11 24 ENE 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
68% 71% 75% 73% 55% 52% 61% 66%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: First 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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