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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Mon 16 AprWed 25 Apr 2018

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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  • Sunny intervals 28 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    7 °C

Thursday (Thursday 19 April 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 13 WSW 5 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
45% 49%
UV index
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Friday (Friday 20 April 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
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 intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy 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)
21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 12 WSW 5 10 WSW 4 9 WSW 3 7 WSW 4 8 WSW 3 7 WSW 3 6 W 3 6 W 3 6 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 7 WNW 4 7 NW 4 8 NW 5 9 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 8 NNW 4 8 NNW 4 9 N 5 11 NNE 6 12 NE 6 13 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
56% 63% 66% 69% 72% 75% 78% 78% 73% 69% 64% 60% 55% 49% 46% 43% 41% 40% 40% 43% 48% 52% 58% 62%
UV index
1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Saturday (Saturday 21 April 2018)
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 day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 15 ° 22 ° 25 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 15 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 8 16 E 8 15 E 6 12 E 6 11 E 6 11 SE 6 13 SSE 8 18 SSE 8 18 SE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M M G VG VG G
Humidity
64% 67% 74% 79% 70% 52% 39% 44% 63%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Sunday (Sunday 22 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
30% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 18 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 7 15 S 6 14 S 6 13 SW 9 19 SW 11 25 WSW 12 29 W 11 26 W 10 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 76% 80% 68% 50% 46% 46% 65%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Monday (Monday 23 April 2018)
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
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 22 W 10 21 WSW 9 21 W 12 27 WSW 13 28 WSW 13 30 WSW 12 28 WSW 11 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 74% 76% 64% 57% 57% 61% 71%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 23 WSW 9 21 WSW 9 20 WSW 9 20 WSW 10 24 WSW 12 27 WSW 11 25 WSW 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 83% 82% 78% 64% 58% 63% 74%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: First quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 21 WSW 9 20 WSW 10 20 W 12 25 W 13 29 W 14 31 W 12 27 W 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 82% 81% 70% 54% 48% 51% 61%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: First quarter
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