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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.

  • Cloudy 17 °C

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  • Sunny day 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

Tuesday (30 May 2017)
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Precipitation probability Expand
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98% 94% 88% 86% 84% 82% 80% 80% 79% 77% 72% 71% 66% 70% 71% 66% 68% 72% 69% 71%
UV index Expand
0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:49 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (31 May 2017)
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WNW 4 9 W 5 9 W 5 11 WNW 5 11 W 4 8 W 3 6 W 2 5 SW 1 3 SW 2 4 W 1 3 WSW 2 5 WSW 3 6 WSW 4 8 SW 4 9 SW 4 8 SW 4 8 SSW 4 8 SSW 4 8 S 4 9 SSE 5 10 SSE 5 10 SSE 6 11 SSE 6 12 SSE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
73% 73% 77% 77% 78% 80% 80% 74% 67% 64% 60% 57% 54% 51% 48% 46% 44% 44% 44% 45% 48% 52% 59% 61%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:48 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (1 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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SSE 5 9 SSE 4 8 SSE 4 7 S 4 10 S 9 19 SSW 10 22 SSW 9 20 SW 6 12 S 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
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64% 67% 77% 80% 71% 61% 58% 64% 81%
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0 0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:27 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (2 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 8 S 4 8 S 5 11 S 8 17 SSW 9 20 SW 9 20 W 8 16 W 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG G G G
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85% 88% 86% 70% 63% 67% 77% 84%
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0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:28 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Saturday (3 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
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WSW 6 12 SW 7 13 W 7 15 W 10 20 W 11 23 W 12 24 W 11 21 WSW 8 15
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
89% 91% 88% 76% 64% 62% 62% 72%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Sunday (4 June 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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9  ° 8  ° 9  ° 11  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  °
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<5% <5% <5% 40% 40% 40% 40% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 14 SW 7 14 SW 8 16 SW 12 25 WSW 13 28 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 23 SW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 88% 84% 70% 61% 61% 62% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (5 June 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  °
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9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  °
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<5% 10% 10% 20% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 9 16 SSW 9 16 S 9 18 SSW 11 22 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 23 W 10 20 SSE 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
83% 86% 86% 78% 74% 73% 77% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

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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.