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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 21 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Light shower day 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (24 May 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (25 May 2017)
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SSE 3 5 ESE 3 4 E 3 6 ENE 3 5 ENE 3 6 SE 4 7 SE 6 10 SSE 7 14 SSE 9 15 SE 9 15 SE 9 14 SE 10 16 SE 10 17 SE 10 17 SE 9 16 SE 9 17 SE 10 18 SE 9 17 SE 10 17 SE 8 16 ESE 7 14 ESE 6 12 ESE 5 10 E 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
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UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (26 May 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 4 8 E 4 7 ESE 5 8 SSE 9 18 SE 12 25 SSE 13 28 SSE 12 27 SSE 9 19 SE 6 11
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93% 93% 95% 89% 77% 72% 71% 75% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (27 May 2017)
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ESE 5 9 ESE 7 12 ESE 8 15 ESE 9 17 SSW 10 19 SW 12 25 WNW 13 25 NW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 91% 90% 86% 81% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Sunday (28 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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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
88% 89% 87% 77% 69% 70% 74% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (29 May 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
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10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 6 11 WNW 7 11 WNW 7 13 W 9 18 WSW 10 20 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 20 WSW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 91% 87% 72% 66% 66% 72% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:00 Sunset: 21:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (30 May 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 13  °
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10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 10 17 WSW 11 18 SSW 12 20 WSW 14 24 SSW 14 26 SSW 13 25 SSW 11 21 SSW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 88% 87% 80% 74% 75% 77% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:43 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.