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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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  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 7 12 WSW 5 10 W 5 8 WNW 3 5 W 3 4 NE 2 3 ESE 3 5 E 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
60% 58% 55% 52% 53% 55% 56% 61% 63% 65% 65% 65%
UV index Expand
2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 50% 50% 50% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 5 9 ENE 6 11 ENE 7 13 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 17 E 8 16 E 8 15 E 7 14 ESE 6 12 ESE 6 12 SE 5 11 SE 5 11 SSE 6 11 SSE 6 11 SSE 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 12 S 5 11 SSE 5 10 SSE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
66% 68% 70% 72% 74% 76% 79% 82% 84% 87% 89% 88% 88% 87% 88% 90% 90% 91% 91% 91% 92% 92% 92% 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 Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 50%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 10 S 4 9 SE 4 8 ESE 4 9 SE 7 14 SSE 8 17 S 10 21 S 9 19 SSE 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 92% 93% 91% 80% 79% 82% 81%
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
Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 25 S 13 26 S 11 23 S 12 25 SSW 14 29 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 20 S 11 21
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
80% 79% 82% 76% 67% 66% 77% 77%
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 shower night Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
60% 50% 50% 60% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 21 S 13 27 S 17 34 SSW 18 36 SSW 18 39 SW 18 37 SW 17 36 SW 17 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
79% 79% 78% 81% 74% 74% 76% 78%
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 31 SW 14 28 SW 13 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 26 W 11 23 W 9 19 WSW 10 19
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
79% 81% 84% 79% 75% 75% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 18 WNW 9 17 WNW 8 16 SW 8 16 WNW 8 17 SW 8 15 SW 6 12 SSE 7 12
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
86% 87% 89% 83% 73% 75% 81% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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