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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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  • Overcast 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 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 Heavy shower night Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 60% 50% 20% 10% 50% 20% 20% 20% 50% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 4 9 NNE 6 10 NE 7 12 NNE 6 11 NE 7 12 NE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 7 14 ENE 7 13 ENE 7 13 ENE 6 11 ENE 5 9 E 5 9 ESE 5 8 SE 5 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 9 ESE 4 9 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M G G G M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
68% 66% 75% 79% 79% 79% 80% 84% 85% 87% 87% 88% 88% 89% 91% 90% 90% 90% 92% 92% 93% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 90%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 9 SE 4 9 ESE 5 11 ESE 4 10 SE 7 13 S 9 17 SSW 10 21 S 9 20 S 15 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G M M G G VG G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 93% 92% 86% 78% 77% 81% 78%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
70% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 15 30 SSW 16 33 SSW 16 32 SW 15 31 WSW 14 29 SW 12 25 SSW 8 17 S 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
82% 77% 77% 69% 61% 57% 67% 74%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
50% 60% 40% 20% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 21 S 14 29 SSW 16 32 SSW 17 35 SSW 21 43 SSW 19 40 SW 19 39 SW 18 37
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
81% 82% 79% 74% 68% 70% 77% 76%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
20% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 34 WSW 16 32 WSW 15 30 WSW 13 27 W 16 32 W 15 30 W 13 26 W 12 23
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% 77% 75% 76% 69% 62% 69% 74%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 10 20 W 9 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 17 SW 8 16 SSW 9 17
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
77% 80% 84% 80% 77% 78% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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