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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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  • Heavy rain 3 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    6 °C

Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
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
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 70% 90% 90% 80% 90% 90% ≥95% 90% 80% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 9 21 SE 11 22 SE 12 25 SE 12 25 SE 12 25 SE 13 27 SE 13 27 SE 13 28 SE 12 26 SE 12 28 SE 12 28 SSE 11 27 S 12 28 SSW 7 21 SW 8 23 SW 9 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M M M M M M P M G VG G VG VG
Humidity
70% 68% 67% 72% 78% 85% 87% 88% 90% 90% 90% 89% 92% 93% 88% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 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 Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 80% 80% 70% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 23 SW 8 21 SW 8 21 SW 7 20 SW 6 18 SW 5 17 SW 5 15 SW 5 15 SW 4 13 SW 4 12 SSW 4 12 SSW 4 11 S 4 11 S 5 14 S 6 15 SSE 7 17 S 7 19 SSE 8 20 S 8 21 S 9 21 SSW 7 18 SW 7 16 SW 7 15 WSW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G M M M M M G G G G G M M M G G G G
Humidity
84% 86% 87% 87% 88% 90% 90% 91% 93% 93% 89% 86% 83% 83% 83% 84% 86% 86% 88% 87% 89% 90% 89% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 5 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 16 WSW 7 17 WSW 7 15 SW 6 13 SW 6 13 SSW 8 18 SSW 10 22 SSW 12 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 90% 92% 91% 85% 82% 87% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 90% 90% 40%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 14 29 S 15 32 S 16 34 S 18 37 S 19 40 S 19 39 SSW 15 32 SW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G M M G
Humidity
87% 85% 82% 80% 77% 82% 85% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 21 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 20 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 87% 87% 86% 83% 80% 84% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 9 18 SW 8 17 SW 8 16 WSW 8 17 W 9 19 W 9 20 W 9 18 W 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 87% 88% 89% 84% 80% 83% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 20% 20% 70% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 17 WSW 8 16 SW 8 15 SW 8 17 SSW 10 20 SSW 10 21 SW 11 22 SW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
89% 91% 92% 91% 89% 87% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Full
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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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