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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.

  • Heavy rain 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 16 August 2017)
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2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 17 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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WSW 10 23 WSW 9 21 WSW 7 19 WSW 7 18 WSW 7 18 WSW 7 17 SW 7 17 SW 7 17 SW 8 17 SW 9 18 SSW 12 23 SSW 13 25 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 24 S 11 22 S 11 22 S 12 22 S 10 20 SSW 9 16 SSW 7 13 SSW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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85% 86% 87% 89% 89% 89% 90% 90% 84% 79% 76% 73% 71% 70% 72% 70% 75% 74% 78% 78% 78% 80% 84% 84%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 August 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower night Heavy shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
30% 70% 10% <5% <5% 50% 40% 40% <5%
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SW 9 21 SW 11 22 WSW 13 28 WSW 13 27 WSW 14 29 SW 15 30 W 16 35 WNW 15 33 W 14 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E E E E G VG VG VG
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84% 84% 86% 83% 73% 73% 76% 77% 83%
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0 0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 August 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 13 28 W 14 28 W 13 27 W 17 35 WNW 16 35 W 14 30 W 11 22 W 8 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
85% 85% 83% 72% 61% 62% 68% 76%
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0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 20:46 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast
10% 20% 30% 50% 50% 40% 20% 20%
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WSW 7 13 SW 7 13 SSW 9 16 S 11 21 S 11 22 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 20 SW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 90% 90% 87% 86% 84% 84% 87%
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0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 20:44 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
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SW 9 19 SW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 12 25 SW 13 27 SW 12 25 SW 11 23 WSW 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 92% 87% 81% 79% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
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12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 10 20 WSW 9 19 WSW 9 19 W 10 22 W 11 25 W 10 23 WNW 9 20 WNW 9 18
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% 89% 90% 81% 71% 73% 75% 82%
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 20:39 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.

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