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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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  • Sunny day 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    8 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 19 September 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night
<5%
Temperature (°C)
7 °
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5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG
Humidity Expand
91%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:17 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 September 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 Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Fog Fog Fog Fog Mist Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Drizzle
<5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 40% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 60% 30%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 22 SW 10 23 SW 10 23 SW 10 23 SW 11 22 SW 11 20 SW 11 20 SW 12 22 SW 12 22 SW 12 21 SW 13 23 SW 13 23 SW 13 24 SSW 12 23 SSW 13 24 SSW 14 25 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 22 S 12 21 S 11 21 S 13 24 SSE 13 24 S 13 24 S 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VP VP VP VP P G M M G M VG VG VG VG G G G G G M
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 95% 96% 98% 99% 99% 99% 98% 97% 97% 96% 95% 95% 93% 93% 91% 92% 92% 93% 94% 96% 98% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 September 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Fog Fog Fog Drizzle Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 40% 60% 60% 60% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 14 26 S 14 26 S 13 24 S 14 25 SSW 13 22 SW 9 17 W 8 14 W 7 13 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VP VP VP P G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
98% 99% 99% 99% 97% 96% 92% 91% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 September 2017)
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 Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 15 SW 9 14 S 9 13 SSW 12 22 S 14 29 SSE 14 26 SSE 15 27 S 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
92% 95% 96% 88% 75% 77% 87% 93%
UV index Expand
2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 21 S 12 20 S 12 21 S 14 25 S 15 29 S 16 30 SSE 16 28 SSE 17 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
97% 98% 98% 92% 84% 79% 85% 85%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 24 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 16 28 S 14 23 S 13 22 SSW 11 19 SSW 9 17 SSW 10 17 SSW 8 11 SW 7 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G VG G
Humidity Expand
83% 86% 88% 87% 82% 79% 93% 97%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 25 September 2017)
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)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 9 SE 8 11 SE 9 13 SSE 10 17 SE 11 21 SE 11 20 SE 12 19 SE 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G M
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 99% 95% 85% 86% 94% 96%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:01 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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