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Newcastle Christmas lights switch on

Christmas-tree.JPG
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.

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    7 °C

Tuesday (25 April 2017)
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30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 12 29 NW 13 29 NNW 13 28 NW 12 26 WNW 12 26 NW 14 29 NW 15 29 NNW 16 32 NNW 17 33 NNW 17 34 N 17 33 N 18 34 N 17 33 N 17 33 NNW 18 34 N 17 32 N 15 29 N 15 29 NNW 13 25 NNW 12 23 NNW 12 23 NW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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87% 83% 78% 75% 78% 80% 73% 64% 57% 55% 48% 46% 49% 45% 47% 48% 50% 52% 57% 60% 69% 71%
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0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (26 April 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
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Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 10 20 NW 10 20 NW 9 18 NW 9 18 NW 9 17 NW 9 17 NW 9 17 NW 8 16 NW 9 16 NNW 10 19 N 11 21 N 10 21 N 10 21 NNW 10 20 NNW 11 21 NNW 11 20 NNW 12 21 NNW 8 17 NNW 7 15 NNW 7 15 NNW 6 16 NW 7 16 NW 7 16 NW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E E E E E VG E E E E E E E E VG VG E E E E VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 73% 75% 75% 77% 78% 80% 78% 72% 64% 55% 52% 51% 53% 54% 59% 63% 68% 70% 71% 75% 79% 83% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:46 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (27 April 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 7 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 9 19 NW 9 19 NW 13 27 NNW 14 29 NNW 14 30 NNW 12 26 NW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 89% 89% 89% 79% 68% 66% 70% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (28 April 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
Warnings
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3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 9 19 NW 8 17 NW 7 15 NNW 8 18 NNW 7 16 WSW 6 16 SW 6 11 SSE 5 9
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
88% 90% 89% 72% 64% 65% 69% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
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7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  °
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6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
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10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 30% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 5 9 SSW 5 10 SSW 7 13 SSE 10 22 SE 13 28 SE 15 30 SE 13 27 SE 12 24
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
86% 87% 85% 70% 64% 64% 72% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (30 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  °
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5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 12 25 SE 13 25 ESE 13 26 ESE 15 31 SE 16 33 SE 14 29 E 12 25 NNE 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G VG
Humidity Expand
81% 83% 82% 73% 67% 68% 70% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (1 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 9  °
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4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 11 22 SW 11 21 SW 10 21 SE 12 26 SE 14 31 SE 12 27 E 10 23 NW 10 22
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
83% 84% 86% 74% 63% 67% 70% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 3 2 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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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.