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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Sun 16 AprTue 25 Apr 2017

This year the Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible from 16-25 April, peaking on 22 April. The best time to view it will be after midnight and before dawn.

Known for their fast, bright meteors, the Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers. They originate from comet Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861.

The Lyrid meteor shower is named as such because it appears to radiate from the constellation Lyra, though it is better to view the Lyrids away from this constellation so they appear longer and more impressive.

Ideal weather conditions

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.  

Check your local weather forecast to check the weather where you are. Find out from the Forestry Commission about best forests for stargazing.

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  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Heavy rain 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    0 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    -1 °C

  • Sunny day 5 °C

    0 °C

Sunday (Sunday 18 February 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 6 SSW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G
Humidity Expand
79% 79%
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 Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Overcast Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 80% 80% 60% 50% 20% 50% 20% 40% 20% 50% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 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 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 4 7 SSW 4 7 SSW 4 7 SSW 4 7 SW 4 7 SW 3 6 SW 4 6 SW 4 6 SW 4 7 SW 4 8 SW 4 8 SW 4 8 WSW 5 8 WSW 5 9 W 4 9 WNW 5 11 NW 6 12 NNW 6 13 NNW 5 12 NNW 6 12 NNW 5 12 N 5 11 N 5 11 NNW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M M M P M M M M P P P P M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
83% 89% 94% 98% 98% 97% 97% 95% 95% 94% 94% 94% 93% 94% 94% 92% 91% 92% 92% 93% 92% 91% 91% 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
Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Overcast Cloudy Overcast
60% 60% 50% 50% 50% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 6 12 N 6 12 N 7 13 N 8 15 N 13 25 N 12 25 N 14 28 NNE 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G M G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 91% 92% 82% 75% 74% 80%
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
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 8 17 N 7 14 N 5 10 NNE 6 13 NE 6 14 NE 6 14 NE 6 14 NE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity Expand
84% 85% 89% 82% 71% 68% 78% 81%
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 Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 0 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 10 NE 6 11 NE 5 10 NE 5 12 ENE 8 19 ENE 9 20 ENE 7 15 ENE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 91% 89% 83% 61% 53% 69% 77%
UV index Expand
1 2 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -3 ° -4 ° -2 ° 0 ° 0 ° -2 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 6 12 ENE 6 12 ENE 7 13 ENE 8 17 E 12 26 E 12 26 ENE 10 20 E 8 16
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
78% 76% 78% 71% 55% 52% 66% 72%
UV index Expand
1 2 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 Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-3 ° -4 ° -5 ° -2 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 7 13 ENE 7 12 ENE 7 12 ENE 8 16 E 12 24 ENE 11 24 ENE 10 20 ENE 8 16
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% 76% 79% 72% 55% 57% 66% 71%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: First quarter
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