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Perseid meteor shower 2017 weather forecast

Meteor shower

Sat 12 AugSun 13 Aug 2017

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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  • Cloudy 4 °C

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  • Cloudy 2 °C

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  • Cloudy 2 °C

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  • Heavy rain 3 °C

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  • Overcast 3 °C

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  • Light rain 6 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 4 °C

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Friday (Friday 17 November 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
30% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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-2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 18 32 WSW 20 35 W 21 37 W 21 37 W 21 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 92% 93% 92%
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Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 18 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 50% 50% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 22 38 W 21 37 W 21 37 WNW 22 37 WNW 20 34 WNW 19 32 WNW 18 32 WNW 18 31 WNW 18 31 WNW 17 30 WNW 18 31 WNW 19 32 WNW 19 32 WNW 18 32 WNW 18 32 WNW 18 32 WNW 17 31 WNW 16 29 WNW 16 29 WNW 16 28 WNW 16 28 WNW 16 28 WNW 16 28 WNW 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E VG VG VG E E E VG VG VG E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 90% 90% 90% 89% 89% 88% 88% 88% 84% 80% 74% 73% 71% 72% 72% 74% 76% 76% 78% 78% 80% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 19 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
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-7 ° -7 ° -7 ° -6 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 15 27 WNW 16 27 WNW 13 22 WNW 11 17 WNW 9 17 W 8 12 WSW 7 10 SW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
81% 83% 86% 85% 75% 81% 90% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 20 November 2017)
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Warnings
Light snow Heavy snow Sleet shower Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
70% 90% 70% 90% 80% 60% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 6 10 ESE 9 13 SE 10 15 NE 11 17 NNE 11 18 NNE 11 17 NNE 10 16 NNE 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M P M M M M G G
Humidity Expand
97% 98% 98% 98% 95% 96% 96% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sleet shower night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light rain Sleet shower
20% 20% 50% 30% 30% 30% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 9 14 NNE 9 14 NNE 11 17 N 12 19 ESE 14 23 NNE 14 23 NE 15 24 ENE 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M G M M M
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 93% 96% 92% 96% 97% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 80% 60% 60% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 16 25 ENE 17 25 SW 18 28 SSE 19 29 SSE 20 32 W 19 31 SSW 20 32 NNE 21 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M G M G G
Humidity Expand
97% 96% 96% 95% 92% 92% 94% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
80% 60% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 23 36 WNW 23 36 NE 22 35 WNW 23 37 WNW 23 38 WNW 23 38 WNW 24 38 W 22 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 91% 91% 88% 82% 83% 87% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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