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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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  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Drizzle 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Light rain 4 °C

    2 °C

  • Light rain 3 °C

    1 °C

  • Light snow 2 °C

    0 °C

Thursday (Thursday 15 November 2018)
Now 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 13 31 SSW 13 29 SSW 10 22 SSW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M
Humidity
92% 89% 92% 95%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 16:04 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 16 November 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
Cloudy Fog Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Mist Mist Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Fog Fog Fog Overcast Mist Mist Fog Fog
10% 20% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 9 17 S 9 17 S 8 16 S 6 13 SSE 7 13 SSE 8 12 SE 8 13 SSE 8 14 SSE 8 15 SSE 9 16 SSE 10 17 SSE 11 17 SSE 11 17 SSE 10 16 SSE 10 15 SSE 10 16 SSE 12 20 SSE 14 22 SSE 15 23 SSE 15 25 SE 15 23 SE 15 23 SE 15 24 SE 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VP M M M M M M M M P P M M M M VP VP VP M P P VP VP
Humidity
98% 98% 97% 97% 97% 97% 98% 97% 96% 96% 96% 97% 95% 96% 96% 96% 98% 98% 98% 97% 98% 98% 99% 99%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 16:02 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 17 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Fog Fog Overcast Mist Drizzle Drizzle Mist Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 30% 30% 30% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 16 25 SE 16 25 SE 16 25 SE 16 25 SE 16 26 SE 16 27 SE 17 28 SE 17 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP VP M P VP P P M
Humidity
99% 98% 97% 98% 98% 97% 97% 97%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 18 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
20% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 15 24 SE 13 22 SE 13 20 ESE 14 21 ESE 12 19 ESE 11 18 E 12 18 E 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G M G G G M
Humidity
97% 97% 97% 97% 91% 93% 97% 98%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 19 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
10% 40% 50% 50% 50% 40% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 14 21 E 15 23 E 16 25 E 17 28 E 19 31 E 18 30 E 19 30 E 19 31
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% 97% 96% 95% 90% 89% 90% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 20 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
50% 20% 20% 50% 20% 40% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 19 30 ENE 20 31 ENE 21 32 ENE 21 34 ENE 21 35 ENE 20 32 ENE 21 33 ENE 21 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
88% 85% 84% 83% 77% 80% 84% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 21 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light snow Heavy snow shower day Heavy snow shower night Heavy snow shower night
20% 20% 20% 20% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 21 32 NE 21 32 NE 21 33 NE 21 32 ENE 19 31 NE 18 29 NE 17 27 ENE 17 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M M M M G
Humidity
88% 88% 89% 89% 87% 90% 92% 92%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 15:55 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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