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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.

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Friday (24 February 2017)
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7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
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WNW 9 17 WNW 9 16 W 8 14 W 8 15 WSW 6 12 SW 5 10 SSW 6 12 SSW 7 16 SSW 8 19 SSW 9 20 S 9 21
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65% 56% 56% 58% 58% 62% 66% 70% 72% 77% 84%
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1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:37 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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S 10 22 S 10 22 S 10 23 S 10 23 SSW 10 24 S 10 24 SSW 13 29 SSW 12 27 SSW 12 27 SSW 12 28 SSW 14 31 SSW 14 32 SSW 14 31 SSW 14 32 SSW 14 31 SSW 13 29 SSW 12 28 SSW 12 27 SW 12 27 SW 10 23 WSW 7 17 W 6 13 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 13
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M G G G M VG VG VG G G G VG VG G G M M M G G G G G G
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89% 89% 90% 91% 90% 89% 87% 85% 83% 83% 82% 83% 82% 82% 83% 85% 88% 89% 90% 90% 91% 90% 90% 90%
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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: 07:07 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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9  ° 7  ° 5  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  °
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WSW 6 14 WSW 8 19 SSW 6 17 SSW 10 23 SSW 13 30 SSW 16 35 SSW 15 34 SW 13 25
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88% 84% 83% 84% 76% 76% 82% 80%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
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3  ° 1  ° 0  ° 1  ° 3  ° 3  ° 1  ° -1  °
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SW 10 21 SSW 10 23 S 9 18 S 10 23 SSW 14 29 SW 11 23 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 15
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78% 81% 85% 81% 71% 65% 78% 87%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
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SSW 7 14 SSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 WSW 9 18 W 14 28 W 16 32 W 13 25 W 10 20
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VG VG G G VG G VG VG
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87% 90% 91% 85% 75% 70% 76% 82%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
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W 10 18 WSW 10 18 SW 9 16 SSW 10 19 SW 13 26 WSW 14 26 WSW 14 26 WSW 15 27
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VG VG VG G G G VG VG
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85% 88% 89% 86% 77% 77% 77% 77%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
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WSW 13 24 SW 12 21 SW 10 18 SW 12 22 SSW 14 27 SW 12 23 SW 10 18 SW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG
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81% 84% 87% 80% 71% 75% 81% 84%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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.