Typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The meteor showers actual peak is around 1am Aug. 13, which means that the night of August 14 will also have good rates.
How to Watch Meteor Showers
Meteors, or shooting stars, are easy to spot. All you need is clear skies and a pair of eyes.
Get out of town: Find a place as far away as possible from artificial lights.
Prepare to wait: Bring something to sit or lie down on. Star gazing is a waiting game, so get comfortable.