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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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  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Light shower day 4 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 2 °C

    -2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 1 °C

    -1 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    -1 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
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Warnings
Drizzle Light rain Heavy rain Drizzle Heavy rain Heavy rain Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
30% 60% 80% 40% 80% 80% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 19 33 SSW 19 33 SSW 18 33 SSW 22 41 SW 25 44 SW 24 42 SW 23 42 WSW 22 40 SW 24 42 WSW 25 44 WSW 26 45 WSW 23 40 WSW 23 40 SW 22 38 SW 20 36 SW 20 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VP VP VP P P G VG G VG VG G E E E E VG
Humidity Expand
100% 100% 99% 98% 98% 96% 93% 93% 93% 93% 92% 91% 91% 91% 92% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:17 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 60% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 80% 40% 30% 40% 30% 60% 60% 40% 40% 40% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -6 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 21 38 SSW 27 46 S 25 43 S 28 49 SSW 29 50 SSW 31 53 SW 32 54 SW 30 52 SW 29 50 SW 28 48 SW 28 48 SW 28 48 SW 29 50 SW 29 50 SW 28 47 SW 27 47 SW 26 46 SW 27 46 SW 27 45 SW 28 48 SW 28 48 SW 28 48 SW 29 49 SW 28 48
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G M M M M M G E E VG VG G G VG VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 95% 95% 96% 94% 92% 92% 89% 85% 84% 83% 82% 85% 85% 85% 87% 87% 88% 89% 90% 89% 89% 88% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:27 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light snow Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-5 ° -6 ° -6 ° -5 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 26 45 SW 23 41 SW 22 39 SW 18 31 SW 17 30 SW 13 23 SW 12 19 NW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 90% 94% 90% 90% 95% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° 1 ° 1 ° -1 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-6 ° -7 ° -7 ° -7 ° -3 ° -3 ° -6 ° -6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 16 25 NW 16 25 NW 15 24 NW 12 18 WNW 9 16 WSW 9 15 SW 12 19 SSW 15 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 93% 93% 82% 83% 93% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-6 ° -5 ° -4 ° -4 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 27 SW 18 28 SW 18 28 SW 20 32 SW 23 38 SW 26 43 WSW 29 46 WSW 29 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M G G G M G G
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 96% 96% 94% 94% 92% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 28 44 WSW 27 44 WSW 27 43 WSW 28 45 WSW 30 49 WSW 30 50 WSW 31 51 WSW 32 53
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G M G
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 94% 92% 93% 94% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 29 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
50% 50% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 32 53 WSW 30 50 WSW 27 45 WSW 25 41 WSW 22 38 WSW 16 30 WSW 14 25 WSW 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 91% 90% 86% 88% 91% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 16:37 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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