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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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  • Cloudy 25 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny intervals 27 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny intervals 30 °C

    19 °C

  • Sunny intervals 29 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny intervals 29 °C

    19 °C

  • Sunny day 29 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny day 30 °C

    18 °C

Saturday (Saturday 21 July 2018)
Now 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 Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 2 2 WNW 2 3 NNW 3 4 NNW 3 5 NW 3 5 W 3 5 W 4 6 W 5 9 WNW 6 10 WNW 6 12 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 4 10 WNW 4 9 W 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
77% 71% 66% 63% 59% 55% 51% 49% 48% 47% 47% 48% 50% 51% 56%
UV index
3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 22 July 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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 26 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 11 W 6 11 W 5 9 W 4 7 WNW 4 7 WNW 3 6 NW 3 7 NNW 3 6 NNW 3 7 NNW 3 6 NW 3 6 WNW 4 8 WNW 5 11 W 6 13 WNW 6 13 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 NW 6 14 NW 6 14 NW 6 13 NNW 5 11 NNW 4 9 NW 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
59% 62% 64% 66% 67% 69% 70% 69% 66% 64% 61% 57% 52% 49% 45% 41% 38% 38% 39% 39% 40% 42% 46% 50%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 24 ° 27 ° 29 ° 28 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 27 ° 24 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 3 7 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 6 NW 3 6 SW 4 9 SW 5 14 SW 8 19 SSW 9 21 SSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
53% 55% 61% 67% 57% 44% 39% 40% 48%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 20 ° 19 ° 22 ° 26 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
22 ° 20 ° 19 ° 22 ° 26 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 12 SW 6 16 SW 8 20 SW 8 19 SW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
60% 72% 80% 68% 48% 39% 40% 49%
UV index
1 5 7 3 1
Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 21 ° 21 ° 23 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 23 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 10 WNW 4 8 WNW 3 8 WNW 3 9 SW 4 13 SW 6 16 SW 6 16 SSW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
59% 67% 71% 62% 48% 41% 40% 49%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 26 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 20 ° 20 ° 22 ° 26 ° 29 ° 29 ° 26 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
22 ° 20 ° 20 ° 22 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 13 W 5 10 WNW 4 10 S 5 13 SSW 6 16 SSW 7 19 S 7 18 S 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
57% 65% 68% 58% 45% 36% 36% 45%
UV index
1 5 7 3 1
Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 27 July 2018)
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 Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 21 ° 20 ° 23 ° 27 ° 29 ° 29 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 21 ° 21 ° 23 ° 27 ° 29 ° 28 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 5 12 S 4 10 SSW 4 9 S 5 11 S 6 15 SSW 7 19 S 7 18 ESE 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
56% 63% 69% 60% 44% 38% 40% 53%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: Full
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