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Perseid meteor shower 2019

Meteor shower

Fri 9 AugWed 14 Aug 2019

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 maximum of the Perseid activity in 2019 is expected during the night of the 12th August 2019.  The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. 

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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Monday (Monday 18 February 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Light shower night Heavy rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 40% 70% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 18 31 SSW 20 34 SSW 19 35 SSW 20 37 SSW 20 37 SSW 19 34 SSW 18 32 SSW 17 31 SW 17 31 SW 18 32 SW 20 36 SW 21 40 SW 23 42 SW 22 41 SW 20 37 SW 20 37 SW 21 39 WSW 19 35 WSW 17 32 WSW 17 31 WSW 16 29 WSW 16 29 W 16 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E E E VG E VG VG E E E E
Humidity
86% 86% 86% 87% 87% 88% 89% 92% 92% 89% 83% 80% 76% 80% 87% 91% 92% 94% 95% 94% 95% 94% 94%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 17:20 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 February 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 50% 50% 50% 50% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 16 29 W 16 29 W 16 27 W 15 27 W 14 26 W 14 25 W 13 25 WSW 13 23 WSW 13 23 WSW 12 22 WSW 12 22 WSW 13 23 WSW 14 26 WSW 14 27 WSW 14 27 SW 14 27 SW 14 25 SW 14 25 SSW 13 25 SSW 14 26 SSW 15 28 SSW 16 29 SSW 17 31 SSW 18 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E VG VG VG VG E E E VG VG VG G G G G G G G
Humidity
95% 94% 95% 96% 95% 93% 95% 96% 95% 94% 93% 90% 86% 84% 84% 85% 88% 91% 94% 95% 97% 97% 96% 96%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 February 2019)
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Warnings
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
50% 80% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 19 34 SW 21 38 SW 22 41 SW 22 41 SW 23 43 SW 19 35 SW 17 31 SW 16 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M M M M P M M
Humidity
96% 97% 97% 97% 95% 97% 97% 97%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:22 Sunset: 17:24 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 21 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Mist Mist Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 16 29 SW 15 26 SW 16 29 SW 17 30 SW 18 33 SW 20 36 SW 18 32 SW 18 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M P P M G VG VG
Humidity
97% 98% 98% 98% 96% 93% 94% 94%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:20 Sunset: 17:26 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 22 February 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 17 30 SSW 17 31 SSW 20 34 SW 22 37 SW 22 39 SW 21 36 SW 18 30 SSW 19 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
96% 96% 94% 90% 84% 82% 89% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:29 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 23 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 3 ° 7 ° 7 ° 3 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 18 28 SSW 17 27 SSW 16 24 SSW 16 24 SSW 14 25 SSW 12 22 SSW 13 20 SSW 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 90% 87% 81% 67% 70% 84% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 24 February 2019)
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 day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 14 22 SW 14 22 SW 14 22 SW 13 22 SW 12 22 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 15 SW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 95% 96% 88% 78% 85% 93% 94%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:33 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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9-14 August 2019 - 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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