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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 day 3 °C

    2 °C

  • Heavy rain 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny day 5 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 12 December 2017)
Now 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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-6 ° -6 ° -4 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 12 W 8 15 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 8 WSW 5 9 SW 5 9 SW 6 11 SW 5 12 SSW 5 14 SSW 4 16 SSW 5 17 SSW 6 19 SSW 6 19 SSW 7 22 SSW 9 24 SSW 9 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G M
Humidity Expand
89% 86% 82% 83% 79% 77% 79% 79% 80% 80% 80% 79% 80% 80% 84% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light shower night
90% 90% 80% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 90% 90% 80% 40% 30% 30% 30% 60% 60% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 25 SSW 11 27 SSW 13 29 SW 11 25 WSW 10 23 W 10 22 W 8 18 WSW 8 19 WSW 8 19 SW 8 20 SW 9 23 SW 10 23 SW 11 25 SW 12 26 WSW 13 30 W 11 25 W 11 25 W 11 24 W 11 24 WSW 10 24 SW 11 26 WSW 15 33 WSW 14 31 W 16 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G G G G G G G G M G M M G G G VG G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 93% 92% 95% 93% 89% 86% 86% 87% 88% 88% 87% 87% 87% 87% 85% 79% 78% 76% 76% 78% 82% 79% 75%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
30% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 33 WSW 14 31 WSW 14 31 WSW 12 26 WSW 12 24 WSW 10 21 SW 8 18 WSW 7 15
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
72% 75% 80% 80% 75% 73% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 15 WNW 7 15 WNW 8 16 NW 9 18 NW 11 22 NW 11 22 NW 10 21 NW 9 19
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% 88% 87% 86% 77% 74% 75% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
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 Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° 0 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 8 17 WNW 8 17 WNW 8 16 WNW 7 14 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 15 WNW 7 14 WNW 6 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
82% 84% 86% 88% 79% 74% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Fog Fog Overcast Cloudy Light rain Cloudy
<5% <5% 20% 20% 10% 20% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 0 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 11 W 5 10 W 5 9 WSW 5 9 SW 6 12 SW 7 14 SW 8 15 SW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VP VP G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 93% 95% 95% 88% 86% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 W 6 13 W 6 12 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 13 SW 7 13 SW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 90% 91% 90% 88% 88% 92% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New
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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.

 

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