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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.

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  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

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Wednesday (26 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (27 April 2017)
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7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (28 April 2017)
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NW 11 21 NW 10 20 NW 7 14 WNW 6 11 WNW 5 11 SW 4 10 S 4 11 SSW 7 14 S 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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81% 82% 85% 86% 73% 66% 61% 65% 77%
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Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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S 6 11 SSE 6 11 SSE 7 13 S 12 24 SSE 15 30 SSE 17 34 SSE 14 28 SE 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (30 April 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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82% 79% 80% 73% 67% 68% 77% 84%
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Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (1 May 2017)
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SE 13 24 SE 12 21 ESE 12 20 ESE 13 23 E 13 25 E 12 23 ENE 10 19 ENE 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
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87% 89% 89% 82% 75% 71% 73% 83%
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
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6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 8  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 9 16 ENE 9 15 ENE 9 16 E 10 19 E 11 21 E 10 20 E 9 16 ENE 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 90% 79% 70% 68% 67% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:59 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.