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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019

Meteor shower

Mon 16 AprWed 25 Apr 2018

This year the Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible from 16-25 April, peaking on 22 & 23 April 2019. 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 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    3 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 20 March 2019)
Now 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 Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 9 SW 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 6 11 WSW 7 12 WSW 7 13 SW 8 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 SW 7 14 SW 6 14 SW 7 14 SW 7 15 SW 7 14 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
86% 83% 80% 78% 75% 71% 68% 67% 65% 65% 67% 68% 72% 74% 76% 79% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 18:13 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 March 2019)
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 Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13
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 G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 86% 87% 88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 86% 85% 82% 80% 77% 76% 74% 73% 72% 73% 74% 76% 78% 80% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 13 SSW 7 14 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 17 SW 11 22 SW 11 24 SW 10 21 SW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
84% 86% 85% 83% 70% 66% 69% 80%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 WNW 7 13 NW 6 13 N 8 17 N 7 16 NNE 7 16 NNE 5 12 NE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 85% 80% 73% 62% 56% 61% 70%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 24 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 8 N 4 7 NNE 4 6 NNW 4 9 NW 5 14 NW 7 18 NW 7 15 NW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 81% 85% 74% 51% 40% 52% 66%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 March 2019)
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 Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 6 13 W 6 12 WNW 7 13 WNW 8 17 NW 9 21 NW 9 19 NW 7 15 NNW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 83% 85% 71% 52% 53% 58% 69%
UV index
2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 18:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 11 NNW 6 11 NW 6 10 NNW 7 14 N 8 19 N 8 17 N 7 13 NNE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 83% 87% 74% 55% 58% 65% 78%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 18:23 Moon phase: Third quarter
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16 – 25 April - Will there be clear skies in your area to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower? Check your local forecast.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

 

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