This year will be a little different as the number of meteors is expected to be higher. Something known as an 'outburst'. On average, we see around 80 meteors per hour. But this year we could potentially see double that! The rate could top out near 150, to even 200, Perseids per hour!
This annual meteor shower gets it's name from a constellation called Perseus, because the meteors seem to radiate from it. Astronomers say that it will be hard to see them at first because of the bright moon that we have. However, if you head out to watch after 1am, the moon will have set and meteors will be easier seen.
For more information on the Perseid Meteor Shower, click here.