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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.

  • 9 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 7 °C

    2 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 7 °C

    6 °C

    Light rain
  • 11 °C

    5 °C

    Light rain
  • 8 °C

    3 °C

    Light rain
  • 7 °C

    0 °C

    Light shower day
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Sunny intervals
Wednesday (22 February 2017)
09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
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8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  °
Warnings
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Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 19 29 W 19 30 W 20 33 W 17 31 W 17 30 W 12 24 W 11 21 W 8 17 WSW 4 12 WSW 6 14 SW 3 8 ESE 3 5 ESE 6 10 SE 10 17 SE 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG M M M M M M M
Humidity arrow down
79% 77% 71% 67% 64% 66% 69% 74% 83% 86% 91% 93% 95% 96% 96%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:30 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 2017)
00 00 01 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 05 00 06 00 07 00 08 00 09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
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7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 6  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 1  ° -3  ° -2  ° -1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -2  ° -3  ° -3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
≥95% ≥95% 50% 90% 90% ≥95% 90% 90% 80% 50% 50% 80% 80% 60% 70% 70% 60% 40% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
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ESE 8 14 SSW 12 25 SW 17 34 SW 17 34 SW 15 31 SW 14 31 SW 16 33 W 23 44 WNW 27 49 NW 25 47 NW 22 43 NW 21 40 NW 21 40 WNW 20 39 NW 21 40 NW 19 37 WNW 18 36 WNW 19 36 WNW 16 33 WNW 16 32 WNW 16 32 WNW 15 30 WNW 15 31 WNW 15 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
P M G G M M M M G VG G VG VG VG VG E E E E E E E E VG
Humidity arrow down
97% 94% 91% 91% 89% 90% 89% 90% 93% 88% 87% 86% 86% 83% 81% 79% 77% 79% 80% 81% 82% 82% 81% 81%
UV index arrow down
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: 07:27 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 February 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3  ° -2  ° -2  ° 0  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 70% 60% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 14 28 W 11 24 W 10 21 WSW 9 20 WSW 11 21 SSW 13 24 SSW 14 28 SSW 16 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E VG VG G M G
Humidity arrow down
81% 81% 83% 80% 75% 81% 86% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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Light shower night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 5  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
40% 10% 10% 10% 60% 50% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 16 33 SW 17 36 SSW 20 40 SSW 20 40 SW 19 39 SW 17 35 W 14 28 WSW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG G G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
90% 89% 86% 86% 86% 82% 82% 79%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 50% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 9 19 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 13 24 SW 17 31 SW 18 32 SW 16 31 SW 16 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG M G G G VG
Humidity arrow down
82% 85% 88% 85% 82% 78% 82% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:20 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 4  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 1  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 30% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 14 27 SW 14 26 SW 13 23 SW 13 24 SW 13 25 SW 12 23 SSW 10 17 S 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
85% 88% 89% 85% 66% 63% 76% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:18 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2  ° -2  ° -3  ° 0  ° 2  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 8 13 WNW 8 15 WNW 9 16 WNW 11 21 NW 14 28 WNW 15 30 WNW 15 29 WNW 13 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
91% 90% 90% 83% 70% 70% 76% 83%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:16 Sunset: 17:58 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.