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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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  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    8 °C

Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
Now 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 Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% 50% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 90% 60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 60% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 11 WSW 7 12 WSW 7 12 WSW 6 11 WSW 7 12 SW 7 13 SW 6 10 SSW 4 7 S 3 5 ESE 4 7 ESE 6 10 E 7 13 E 7 14 ENE 8 14 ENE 8 14 ENE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G M M M M M M M M M M G
Humidity
79% 76% 76% 76% 73% 71% 69% 72% 74% 79% 80% 83% 86% 87% 87% 89% 89% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 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
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 50% 30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 14 NE 7 14 NNE 8 15 NNE 7 15 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 15 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 15 N 10 19 N 12 24 N 11 23 NNW 9 18 NW 9 18 NNW 11 23 NNW 12 26 NW 13 26 NW 12 26 NW 12 26 NW 10 23 NW 9 21 NW 8 18 NW 7 16 NW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG G G G M P P M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 91% 88% 86% 84% 84% 83% 82% 83% 83% 81% 82% 80% 77% 66% 55% 51% 49% 51% 55% 59% 63% 68% 71%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 6 14 NW 6 13 NW 6 14 NW 4 9 NW 5 12 NNW 6 16 N 7 17 N 5 12 N 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 75% 79% 81% 69% 48% 40% 50% 60%
UV index
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 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 intervals Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 11 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 3 6 NNE 3 4 NE 2 3 ENE 2 6 S 3 11 SSW 4 12 SSE 5 11 S 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 80% 84% 67% 47% 43% 51% 63%
UV index
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 12 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 8 SSE 4 7 SSW 4 7 S 5 11 SSW 7 16 SSW 7 15 SSW 6 13 SSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 74% 77% 66% 51% 46% 53% 65%
UV index
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 18 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 8 SSW 4 8 SSW 4 7 SW 5 11 SW 6 14 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 13 SE 6 12
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% 80% 85% 75% 57% 54% 60% 68%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 N 6 12 N 6 12 NNE 7 15 NNE 8 18 NNE 8 16 NE 7 13 NE 5 9
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% 79% 84% 75% 57% 57% 63% 75%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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