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Newcastle Christmas lights switch on

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.

  • Overcast 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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13 ° 12 °
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12 ° 11 °
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NE 6 13 NE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG
Humidity Expand
76% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 22:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 50% 50% 50% 80% 50% 50% 60% 90% 90% 90% 60% 60% 60% 50% 50% 50% 40% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 8 17 NNE 9 19 N 10 20 N 10 21 N 9 20 N 10 20 NNW 10 20 NNW 10 21 NNW 11 22 NNW 12 25 NNW 13 27 NNW 14 28 NNW 15 29 NNW 15 30 NNW 16 30 NNW 16 30 NNW 16 31 NNW 16 31 NNW 16 32 NNW 16 32 NNW 16 32 NNW 16 33 NNW 16 33 NNW 16 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G M G G M M M M M M M G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 76% 76% 76% 76% 77% 80% 80% 83% 84% 85% 86% 88% 88% 88% 87% 87% 87% 88% 88% 88% 87% 87% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 22:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
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20% 50% 60% 60% 60% 50% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 16 33 NNW 17 32 NNW 17 33 NNW 17 33 NNW 16 30 NNW 16 30 NNW 17 32 NNW 16 31 NW 14 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 87% 90% 90% 89% 86% 83% 79% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 22:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy
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8 ° 6 ° 8 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 60% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 12 22 WNW 11 20 WNW 8 17 SW 7 16 WSW 10 21 SW 11 21 WSW 9 21 WNW 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity Expand
84% 86% 82% 70% 70% 79% 85% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 22:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
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10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 11 22 WNW 11 21 W 11 21 W 12 26 W 13 28 WSW 13 26 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 19
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
82% 85% 82% 74% 67% 68% 71% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 22:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 3 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 17 SW 8 15 SW 9 14 SW 11 19 SSW 11 21 SW 12 21 SW 11 19 WSW 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
84% 88% 88% 82% 81% 79% 82% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:59 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 4 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 40% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 17 WSW 11 18 WSW 11 19 SW 12 21 SW 12 22 WSW 12 22 WSW 12 20 W 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 85% 79% 79% 81% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:59 Moon phase: First quarter

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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.