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Orionid Meteor Shower 2017 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Mon 2 OctTue 7 Nov 2017

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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  • Light rain 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 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 Light rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Cloudy
90% 90% 90% 60% 20% 50% 40% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 23 SW 9 24 SW 10 25 WSW 10 24 WSW 10 24 W 9 23 WNW 8 21 NW 10 25 NW 10 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M G VG
Humidity Expand
94% 95% 95% 96% 98% 97% 95% 83% 82%
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 18 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Mist Fog
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 9 21 NW 8 19 NW 7 19 NW 7 18 NW 6 17 NW 6 16 NW 6 15 NNW 6 15 NNW 5 15 NNW 5 14 NNW 5 13 NNW 5 10 NNW 4 9 NW 4 7 NW 4 8 NW 3 8 WNW 3 7 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 8 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 WSW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M M M P VP
Humidity Expand
80% 81% 81% 82% 82% 85% 86% 87% 87% 87% 84% 82% 80% 79% 79% 80% 83% 88% 91% 93% 95% 97% 98% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Fog Fog Fog Fog Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 4 8 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VP VP VP VP M G M G
Humidity Expand
99% 98% 98% 98% 92% 91% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 W 7 14 W 7 13 W 7 13 WNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 96% 92% 91% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 6 12 NW 6 12 NW 5 10 NW 4 9 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 92% 93% 92% 88% 91% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Mist Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 W 5 10 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 7 14 W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G P G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 94% 94% 91% 89% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 15 W 7 14 W 7 14 W 7 15 W 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 94% 93% 91% 90% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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