One of the biggest factors when observing meteor showers or not in some cases, is the weather.
Meteor showers are usually best seen a few days before and right up until their peak, so being able to plan your observing around the weather is essential.
Luckily the Met Office have developed a new interactive website: WOW Weather Observations Website, where users of the site can enter their own observations and the results will be shown on a map. Very similar to the meteorwatch meteor map.
This new tool, will be excellent for planning your meteorwatch, Astronomy, or any other weather dependent activity.
Register and start enjoying WOW.
Hi Elizabeth,I’m not really sure, to be honset (I’ve not been to the Southern hemisphere, ever!).You will not be able to see the radiant point (the apparent origin of the shower), because it will be too far North for you. But meteors can be visible anywhere in our sky, so it will be well worth taking a good look either side of August 12th.And most celestial events happen at similar local time, wherever you are in the World.Best of luckKevin