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Belfast Christmas lights switch on

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A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Sat 19 Nov 2016

Belfast gets ready for Christmas on the 19 November when the city switches on its Christmas lights.

Belfast's Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston will officially switch on the lights outside of Belfast city hall to mark the start of the festive season with the help of children's TV favourites Tiny and Small from The Clangers, and Lily from Lily's Driftwood Bay.

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

Monday (27 March 2017)
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Warnings
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6  ° 7  °
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5  ° 7  °
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ENE 0 5 NE 1 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M
Humidity Expand
86% 84%
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0 0
Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  °
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7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 20% 10% 50% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 4 7 NE 4 8 NE 4 8 NE 3 7 NE 2 5 NE 2 5 ENE 2 5 ENE 3 6 ENE 4 7 E 4 9 ESE 5 11 ESE 6 13 SE 7 14 SE 7 14 SE 6 14 SSE 9 18 SSE 10 20 SSE 10 20 S 8 16 S 6 13 SSW 6 13 SSW 5 12 SSW 5 13 SSW 5 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G M M M M M M M M M M M M G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 86% 87% 88% 91% 91% 91% 91% 91% 90% 85% 83% 82% 82% 86% 87% 85% 84% 83% 83% 84% 86% 87% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 19:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
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8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
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<5% <5% 10% 20% 50% 50% 40% 50% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 14 SSW 5 14 S 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 6 16 S 9 21 S 10 21 S 9 19 SW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G M M G VG G VG
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 93% 94% 93% 88% 84% 89% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 11  ° 11  °
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8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 9  ° 8  °
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10% 10% 50% 50% 20% 20% 10% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 13 S 6 14 S 8 19 S 10 21 S 11 24 S 13 27 S 12 26 S 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
91% 94% 94% 94% 89% 84% 90% 93%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:56 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Light shower night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
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10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 9  °
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S 10 20 S 8 17 S 8 16 S 10 21 S 11 24 S 11 23 S 8 17 SSW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 88% 80% 76% 83% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (1 April 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light shower night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 5  °
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<5% 10% 30% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 12 WSW 7 13 W 9 15 WNW 11 22 WNW 13 27 NW 15 29 NW 13 24 WNW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 91% 86% 79% 74% 76% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 20:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (2 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
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7  ° 5  ° 5  ° 8  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  °
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4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 7  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 15 WSW 7 12 SW 6 11 SSW 8 16 S 10 21 S 10 20 S 9 17 S 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity Expand
88% 91% 92% 81% 72% 75% 82% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 20:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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19 November - Check the weather forecast before heading to Belfast Christmas lights switch on

As well as the city's Christmas lights being switched on, Belfast's Christmas market starts at 12 noon on the same day.

Organisers and those attending the Belfast Christmas lights switch on will be hoping for a clear, dry evening so all can enjoy the festive spectacular.