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Newcastle Christmas lights switch on

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A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Thu 17 Nov 2016

The Newcastle Christmas lights switch on takes place on Thursday 17 November on Grey Street.

Metro Radio's Steven and Karen will be joined on stage by local performers to welcome the festive season to the city.

Newcastle's city centre will be illuminated throughout the Christmas period, getting Christmas shoppers into the festive spirit.

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

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  • Sunny day 11 °C

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  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    5 °C

Thursday (23 March 2017)
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Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
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Precipitation probability Expand
60% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 16 29 NE 15 29 NE 14 26 NE 13 25 NE 13 24 NE 13 24 NE 13 22 NE 12 20 ENE 13 22 ENE 12 20 ENE 12 21 ENE 12 21 ENE 12 21 ENE 12 20 ENE 11 19 NE 8 19 NE 7 18 NE 6 17 NE 6 16 NE 4 13 N 3 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 92% 89% 89% 91% 90% 87% 85% 81% 79% 78% 75% 71% 69% 70% 75% 82% 83% 87% 91% 95%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 18:42 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Mist Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 5  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  °
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Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 3 9 NNW 3 8 N 3 8 NNW 3 9 NW 2 8 NNW 2 8 NNW 3 8 NNW 2 8 ENE 3 9 E 5 9 ESE 7 12 ESE 8 12 ESE 8 12 ESE 7 12 ESE 6 11 ESE 6 10 ESE 6 9 ESE 5 9 ESE 4 7 SE 3 6 E 3 6 NNE 3 5 NNE 3 5 NNE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M P M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 96% 96% 97% 96% 97% 97% 92% 83% 72% 68% 65% 66% 65% 63% 65% 70% 80% 84% 87% 89% 90% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 18:44 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
Warnings
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2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 6  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  ° 4  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 3 5 NNE 3 5 NNE 4 6 NE 4 8 E 5 12 ENE 5 12 NE 5 8 NNE 6 10
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
89% 88% 93% 80% 56% 52% 73% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
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3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 7  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 6  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 6 10 NE 6 10 ENE 6 10 E 8 15 E 10 21 E 10 21 ENE 9 17 ENE 10 19
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
84% 89% 92% 77% 61% 61% 73% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 12 20 E 11 20 E 12 21 E 14 25 ESE 13 25 E 13 24 E 10 17 E 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 91% 92% 85% 77% 75% 82% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  °
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5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 11 19 ESE 11 19 ESE 11 19 ESE 13 22 SE 13 24 SE 12 23 SE 11 19 SE 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 93% 85% 77% 77% 83% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 19:52 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 12 20 SE 12 20 SE 13 21 SE 15 26 SSE 18 32 S 10 22 S 9 19 S 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 94% 87% 82% 75% 78% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 19:53 Moon phase: New

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17 November - Check the Newcastle forecast before heading to see the Christmas lights switch on in the city centre.

Newcastle's Channy Thompson and former X Factor contestant Abi Garrido will take to the stage to carry on the festive celebrations and to welcome Christmas to Newcastle city centre.