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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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Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 60% 70% 70% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95%
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WSW 14 29 W 12 28 W 13 28 W 14 29 W 13 27 W 12 26 W 11 23 W 7 16 WSW 6 13 SW 5 10 SSW 6 10 SSW 5 9 S 5 8 SE 4 8 SE 7 14
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75% 74% 71% 66% 61% 59% 57% 63% 69% 75% 81% 85% 87% 89% 90%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 2017)
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ESE 5 14 ENE 5 11 ENE 4 10 SW 10 24 SW 11 26 SW 12 26 WSW 13 27 WNW 12 27 NW 20 41 NNW 18 39 NW 17 36 NW 16 32 NW 16 33 NW 17 34 NW 16 33 NW 16 36 NW 16 34 WNW 15 33 WNW 13 30 WNW 12 27 WNW 13 29 WNW 12 27 WNW 11 25 WNW 12 26
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P P M M M M M M G VG G VG VG VG G VG VG G VG VG E VG E E
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92% 92% 93% 92% 91% 90% 88% 88% 85% 85% 84% 82% 78% 78% 79% 78% 78% 82% 81% 80% 79% 80% 81% 79%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:28 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 February 2017)
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Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain
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W 10 22 W 9 18 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 17 SW 10 21 SSW 12 24 SSW 14 28 SW 15 30
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78% 82% 85% 88% 82% 86% 89% 92%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 4  °
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20% 20% 20% 20% 80% 50% 10% 10%
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SW 16 32 SW 18 37 SW 18 36 SW 19 38 SW 19 38 WSW 17 35 W 12 23 W 9 18
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91% 90% 88% 85% 84% 79% 77% 80%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night Light shower night
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WSW 9 18 SW 8 16 SSW 9 17 SSW 12 23 SSW 16 32 SSW 16 32 SW 16 31 SW 14 26
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VG VG VG VG VG G G VG
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78% 85% 86% 82% 75% 81% 83% 85%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Monday (27 February 2017)
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Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 40% 20% 10%
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SW 12 23 SW 14 24 SW 13 22 SSW 12 21 SW 14 27 SW 13 24 SW 10 17 SW 9 15
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85% 89% 89% 86% 71% 68% 78% 87%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Clear night
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2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
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SW 9 14 SW 9 16 WNW 10 17 WNW 11 19 NW 14 26 WNW 16 28 WNW 15 26 NW 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG VG
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90% 91% 90% 87% 74% 71% 77% 82%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New
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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.