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Perseid meteor shower 2018 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Sun 12 AugTue 14 Aug 2018

Meteors are bright streaks of light that shoot across the sky so fast they can be seen in the blink of an eye. Commonly known as shooting stars, they can sometimes turn into bright fireballs that can last a few seconds.

The Perseid meteor shower is the most famous of all the meteor showers, providing an opportunity for non-enthusiasts to see a meteor. The Perseids can be seen from the end of July with one meteor an hour crossing the skies. By the 10 August up to 15 meteors an hour can be seen on a clear sky.  

The peak dates to see the Perseid meteor shower are between the 12-13 August with up to 100 meteors visible per hour!

There will also be good rates either side of the peak shower between 11-12 August and 13-14 August.

Download our guide to watching the Perseid meteor shower (PDF, 133 kB) and keep an eye on the forecast for your area to find out whether clear skies will help you to see the Perseid meteor shower.

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  • Light rain 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

Friday (Friday 20 July 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Fog Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 80% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 14 SW 8 15 SSW 6 15 SSW 7 15 SW 9 15 SW 9 15 SW 9 15 SSW 9 15 SSW 10 16 SSW 9 16 SW 10 17 SW 10 16 SSW 10 15 SSW 9 15 SSW 8 13 SW 7 11 SW 6 10 SW 6 9 SW 5 8 SW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG M M M M M G G VG VG VG G VP M
Humidity
76% 71% 71% 74% 72% 74% 79% 88% 95% 96% 95% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 97% 98% 98%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:35 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 21 July 2018)
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Warnings
Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 4 8 W 4 8 W 4 7 WSW 3 5 WSW 3 5 W 3 6 W 4 7 WNW 5 7 WNW 5 8 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 8 W 5 9 W 5 10 W 5 10 W 6 11 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 13 WSW 8 14 WSW 8 13 WSW 8 14 WSW 8 14 W 8 14 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP VP M M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
99% 98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98% 95% 92% 86% 82% 76% 74% 71% 72% 73% 74% 77% 80% 84% 86% 89%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 22 July 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 14 W 8 14 W 11 19 W 14 22 W 13 24 W 14 27 WSW 14 27 WSW 13 24 WSW 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 88% 86% 90% 86% 76% 79% 86% 95%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 13 21 SW 13 22 SW 15 26 SW 17 32 WSW 17 33 WSW 16 31 SW 15 27 SW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G VG VG G G
Humidity
97% 97% 94% 87% 80% 79% 85% 94%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 13 21 SW 12 19 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 20 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 23 WSW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
96% 96% 94% 83% 72% 68% 70% 84%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:01 Sunset: 21:29 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 14 WSW 9 13 SW 9 14 SW 10 20 SW 12 24 SW 12 23 SW 11 20 SSW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 94% 88% 70% 61% 62% 65% 81%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:27 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 26 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 11 15 S 11 15 SSE 11 16 S 11 20 S 13 25 S 11 23 S 10 19 S 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
90% 91% 87% 75% 64% 68% 74% 86%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:25 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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12-13 August - Will the skies be clear for you to see this year's Perseid meteor shower? Check your local weather forecast.

The Perseid meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Perseus as it appears to originate at the same point in the sky as the constellation.

Perseid Meteors tend to be brighter than most, so this shower is ideal for anyone wishing to see their first 'shooting star'.

The best weather conditions to see the Perseids are clear, cloudless skies. Late evening and into the hours before dawn are the best times to see the meteor shower, however you will see some in the early evening.

For more information about the Perseid meteor shower and other astronomy events, visit the Meteorwatch website.

 

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