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Orionid Meteor Shower 2018 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Tue 2 OctWed 7 Nov 2018

This year the Orionid Meteor Shower will be visible from 2 October to 7 November, peaking on 21 October.

The Orionids are a remnant of Comet Halley and at its peak you could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour. Orionid meteors are known to be very fast travelling at around 41 miles per second, and typically on the faint side, although with clear, dark skies you still have a good chance of spotting one with its persistent, long trail.

The Orionid meteor shower is named as such because it appears to radiate from the constellation Orion, which is one of the most visible and recognisable in the sky throughout the world. 

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.  

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  • Sunny day 28 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    15 °C

Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
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 day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 ° 23 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 24 ° 22 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 2 4 NW 3 4 NW 3 5 NW 4 7 NNW 5 9 NNW 6 10 N 6 10 N 6 11 NNE 6 11 E 7 13 SE 6 11 ESE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
33% 30% 29% 27% 26% 26% 27% 28% 31% 44% 54% 59%
UV index
7 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 5 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 5 9 ESE 5 8 ESE 5 8 ESE 4 7 ESE 4 7 ESE 4 8 ESE 5 9 ESE 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 4 10 E 5 10 ENE 5 11 ENE 6 12 E 7 14 E 8 16 E 9 18 E 9 18 E 9 18 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 9 16 E 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
62% 64% 66% 69% 73% 75% 74% 72% 69% 64% 59% 55% 49% 45% 42% 40% 39% 42% 45% 48% 53% 59% 66% 71%
UV index
1 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 22 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 16 ° 20 ° 22 ° 20 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 14 ENE 7 13 NE 7 12 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 18 ENE 9 20 ENE 9 21 E 10 21 ENE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 79% 84% 80% 59% 44% 37% 46% 61%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 20 ° 25 ° 26 ° 25 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 19 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 14 NE 6 12 NE 7 15 NE 7 16 ENE 9 21 ENE 11 24 E 11 23 ENE 8 17
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% 86% 83% 66% 45% 40% 42% 56%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 29 June 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% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 15 ° 16 ° 20 ° 24 ° 25 ° 24 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 14 NE 7 14 NE 8 18 NE 9 21 NE 10 24 ENE 11 25 ENE 11 24 ENE 9 20
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% 79% 77% 57% 43% 40% 42% 57%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 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 day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 18 ° 23 ° 26 ° 25 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 17 ° 22 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 8 18 NE 7 14 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 18 NE 8 19 ENE 9 21 ENE 9 20 E 8 16
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% 79% 77% 60% 42% 36% 39% 51%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 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% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 21 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 14 NE 7 13 NE 7 13 ENE 7 16 E 7 19 ESE 8 20 SE 9 20 SE 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
61% 66% 70% 61% 49% 45% 46% 62%
UV index
2 4 6 4 2
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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2 October - 7 November - Will the skies be clear in your area to see the Orionid Meteor Shower? Check your local forecast.

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