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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 shower day 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

Thursday (Thursday 16 August 2018)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 13 24 W 14 28 WSW 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 91%
UV index
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 17 August 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 Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Drizzle Heavy rain Drizzle Mist Mist Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 50% 40% 80% 30% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 14 27 W 15 28 WSW 15 28 WSW 14 26 WSW 15 28 WSW 14 26 WSW 14 26 WSW 15 26 WSW 15 25 WSW 14 24 WSW 15 26 WSW 17 28 SW 18 30 SW 20 34 SW 21 35 SW 21 36 SW 22 37 SW 21 36 SW 22 37 SW 22 37 SW 22 37 WSW 22 38 WSW 22 37 WSW 22 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG P P P P VP VP P P M
Humidity
94% 93% 92% 93% 93% 93% 94% 93% 89% 85% 82% 80% 80% 86% 89% 92% 94% 95% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97% 96%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Mist Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 22 39 WSW 24 40 WSW 23 38 WSW 23 39 WSW 24 40 W 22 39 W 21 37 W 16 27 WSW 12 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M P M VG VG M M
Humidity
96% 96% 95% 96% 92% 79% 76% 84% 93%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:38 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Drizzle Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
20% 80% 90% 90% 40% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 12 SE 9 14 SE 10 16 SE 10 16 SSW 10 17 WSW 12 20 WNW 10 17 NW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M P P P P M M
Humidity
96% 96% 97% 96% 95% 94% 95% 97%
UV index
1 2 2 2 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 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 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 10 SW 8 12 SW 10 14 SW 12 20 WSW 14 26 WSW 16 28 WSW 15 24 W 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G G G
Humidity
97% 98% 97% 91% 83% 81% 86% 92%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 12 16 WNW 11 16 WSW 11 17 SW 12 21 SW 15 26 WSW 16 29 WSW 18 29 WSW 18 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G G G G G G
Humidity
94% 94% 92% 86% 81% 80% 84% 89%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: First quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 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 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 18 26 W 17 24 W 15 21 W 13 22 W 13 24 WSW 14 25 WSW 13 22 WSW 14 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
92% 93% 91% 82% 73% 71% 76% 86%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:28 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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