I have a feeling that I won’t be seeing any of the Perseid meteor shower tonight. You will find more information about how to see them here.
It has been predicted that this year there will be possibly double the usual number of visible meteors. This is because, and I quote from the BBC website;
“The Swift-Tuttle comet revolves around the Sun once every 130 years on average, leaving a trail of dust in its wake.
A meteor outburst is produced “when the Earth passes close to or through one or more of the dense dust trails produced during a previous revolution of the comet around the Sun,” according to the observatory.”
See also: “Persieds and Corpse Plants”