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Belfast Christmas lights switch on

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Sat 19 Nov 2016

Belfast gets ready for Christmas on the 19 November when the city switches on its Christmas lights.

Belfast's Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston will officially switch on the lights outside of Belfast city hall to mark the start of the festive season with the help of children's TV favourites Tiny and Small from The Clangers, and Lily from Lily's Driftwood Bay.

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Sunday (Sunday 24 February 2019)
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Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 25 February 2019)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 February 2019)
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S 5 11 SSW 5 11 SSW 4 8 S 3 6 SSE 4 10 SE 6 14 SE 5 10 SSE 5 9
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84% 79% 88% 90% 76% 73% 90% 92%
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Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 February 2019)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
92% 93% 95% 95% 83% 78% 90% 92%
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1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 28 February 2019)
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Cloudy Mist Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
94% 94% 94% 93% 85% 79% 85% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Friday (Friday 1 March 2019)
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SW 7 14 SSW 7 14 SSW 8 15 S 9 17 SSW 11 23 SSW 11 22 SSW 10 20 SSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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Humidity
93% 93% 93% 89% 80% 83% 88% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:14 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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19 November - Check the weather forecast before heading to Belfast Christmas lights switch on

As well as the city's Christmas lights being switched on, Belfast's Christmas market starts at 12 noon on the same day.

Organisers and those attending the Belfast Christmas lights switch on will be hoping for a clear, dry evening so all can enjoy the festive spectacular.

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