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Manchester Christmas lights

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A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Fri 4 Nov 2016

The festive season arrives in Manchester on 4 November with the Christmas lights switch-on.

The city centre will not only be illuminated by the festive lights, but also by the spectacular fireworks display that will brighten the sky.

  • Light rain 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    6 °C

Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  °
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S 11 23 S 11 24 S 11 24 S 11 24 SSW 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 90% 89% 88% 88%
UV index Expand
1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 16  ° 16  ° 16  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  °
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10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  °
Precipitation probability Expand
40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 30% 40% 50% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 12 26 SSW 12 26 SSW 12 26 SSW 12 25 SSW 10 23 S 10 23 S 11 24 S 11 24 S 12 25 S 12 25 S 12 25 S 12 25 S 13 26 S 13 26 S 12 24 S 11 23 S 12 23 S 11 23 S 10 21 S 10 22 S 10 21 SSE 11 23 S 11 24 SSE 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 89% 90% 91% 91% 90% 90% 89% 89% 86% 84% 82% 79% 78% 78% 74% 72% 72% 71% 73% 74% 75% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
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13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 14  ° 15  ° 14  ° 10  °
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12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 9  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 21 SSE 9 21 SSE 10 22 S 12 25 SSW 14 28 SW 13 27 SW 12 25 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 78% 79% 82% 76% 56% 53% 62% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (1 April 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Heavy shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
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9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 10  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  ° 8  °
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7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 9  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  ° 6  °
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<5% 10% 10% 20% 40% 70% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 8 16 S 7 14 S 6 11 SSW 7 15 WSW 7 17 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 18 WNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 90% 93% 82% 74% 74% 80% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (2 April 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
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8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 9  °
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6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 8  °
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<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 13 WNW 7 14 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 13 W 6 15 WSW 6 14 WSW 5 9 S 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 82% 68% 61% 71% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (3 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 8  ° 11  ° 14  ° 15  ° 13  ° 11  °
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6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 9  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 10 S 6 11 S 7 13 SSW 10 19 SSW 12 25 SSW 13 26 SSW 12 23 SSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 90% 82% 72% 71% 76% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:39 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (4 April 2017)
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Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 40% 40% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 20 SW 10 20 WSW 10 20 W 13 25 WNW 15 30 NW 15 29 NW 12 24 WNW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 88% 82% 69% 65% 68% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:36 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: First quarter

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4 November - Check the Manchester forecast before heading to this year's Christmas lights switch-on.

X Factor star Louisa Johnson will headline this year's switch-on show, joined by JP Cooper and M.O. (Modus Operandi).

Cold Feet start John Thomson will also take to the stage, together with the cast of Billy Elliot, and the Dancehouse Academy. 

The event will be hosted by Key 103 Breakfast DJ Mike Toolan, Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent and comic Paddy McGuinness.

The Christmas lights will stay up in Manchester's city centre over the festive period for the thousands of Christmas shoppers to enjoy while they are finding the perfect gift for friends and family.