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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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  • Drizzle 9 °C

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Tuesday (Tuesday 21 November 2017)
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SW 2 7 S 4 9 SSE 6 12 SSE 6 13 S 6 13 S 7 14 S 7 13 S 8 14 S 10 18 SSW 12 22 SW 16 29 SW 19 34 SW 18 33 SW 19 36 SW 19 34 SW 19 34 SW 19 34 SW 17 32 SW 19 34 SW 20 36 SW 21 38 SW 23 41 WSW 25 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 20% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% ≥95% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60%
Temperature (°C)
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WSW 26 47 WSW 26 47 WSW 25 45 WSW 23 42 WSW 21 38 WSW 18 33 WSW 17 31 WSW 13 24 SW 12 21 SSW 10 18 SSE 10 18 SSE 13 24 S 17 30 W 18 34 SSW 17 32 S 18 32 S 17 32 SSW 18 33 SSW 16 30 SSW 15 28 SW 16 30 SW 12 22 SSW 11 19 SW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
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Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
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6 ° 5 ° 3 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
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WSW 12 20 SW 14 24 SW 20 38 WSW 19 36 WSW 18 34 WSW 16 30 WSW 15 26 WSW 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG VG G G VG VG VG
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97% 96% 90% 92% 87% 88% 93% 95%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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WSW 12 21 W 9 15 WSW 8 13 SSW 8 14 WSW 9 17 SSW 9 16 WNW 10 17 WNW 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 96% 88% 92% 95% 94%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 25 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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93% 93% 93% 92% 86% 85% 90% 91%
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Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 26 November 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
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W 18 32 W 18 32 W 18 32 W 17 32 W 16 32 W 16 30 W 15 28 W 15 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 90% 90% 89% 82% 87% 92% 94%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 27 November 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
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0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
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-5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 14 27 W 13 25 WSW 13 24 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 25 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 20 WSW 9 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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95% 95% 95% 93% 91% 95% 97% 97%
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:47 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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