Foggy and cloudy weather will likely prevent anyone on the Avalon from seeing this year’s Lyrid meteor shower’s peak, which is today. However, the Lyrids last an entire week, and I’ve had success several times before just catching the start or tail end of the show, so you may see them yet!

Right now the forecast is promising for the early hours of next Monday and Tuesday. To see shooting stars flying overhead, find a suitably dark place away from city lights and look up. There’s no need to look in any particular direction, you’ll catch the most meteors just by lying down on a warm blanket and staring into space above you.

If you do go out, bundle up, it’s still pretty cold…