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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 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    10 °C

Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 1 5 S 2 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
55% 51%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 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
Clear night Clear night 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 intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy 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)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 2 5 WSW 3 6 WSW 3 6 SSW 2 6 W 2 5 W 2 5 WSW 1 4 SW 1 3 SSW 1 3 SSW 1 2 SSE 1 2 SSE 2 4 S 3 6 SSW 4 9 SSW 5 11 SSW 6 13 SSW 7 14 SSW 6 13 SSW 7 14 SSW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SSW 6 14 SSW 5 12 SSW 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G M M M M M M M M G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
53% 56% 60% 64% 68% 69% 73% 76% 74% 68% 62% 52% 48% 45% 42% 41% 41% 42% 45% 47% 51% 55% 57% 59%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 10 SSW 3 9 SW 3 9 SW 3 9 SW 4 9 SW 6 14 WSW 6 13 SW 5 11 SW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M G G G G G
Humidity
61% 63% 70% 75% 67% 52% 44% 49% 62%
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)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 19 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 4 9 SW 3 6 S 2 4 S 3 7 SSW 5 13 SW 5 14 SW 5 13 SW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
69% 75% 81% 68% 51% 46% 52% 65%
UV index
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 10 WNW 5 12 NE 6 13 NE 7 16 NE 9 21 NE 8 19 NE 9 22 NE 8 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 79% 84% 80% 66% 55% 55% 65%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 16 NNE 6 14 NE 5 11 E 5 10 ENE 6 13 E 8 18 ESE 7 15 ESE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 74% 78% 73% 62% 54% 59% 67%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 18:44 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 30 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 4 9 E 4 9 NNE 4 8 N 5 11 N 6 14 NNW 6 16 NNW 7 15 N 6 14
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% 77% 80% 75% 58% 53% 57% 64%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 18:41 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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