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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.

  • Overcast 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    12 °C

Monday (Monday 21 May 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 11 18 NNW 10 18 NNW 9 17 NNW 10 20 NNW 10 21 NNW 10 22 NNW 9 20 NNW 9 19 NNW 9 19 NNW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E
Humidity
79% 77% 77% 77% 77% 76% 76% 76% 77% 73%
UV index
2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 May 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 8 17 NNW 8 17 NNW 9 18 NNW 9 19 NNW 9 19 NNW 8 17 NNW 7 16 N 6 13 N 5 11 NNE 5 11 NE 5 11 NE 6 11 NE 6 10 NE 5 10 NE 5 10 NE 5 11 NE 6 11 NE 6 12 NE 6 12 NE 6 12 NE 6 12 NNE 5 11 NNE 4 9 NNE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 81% 82% 82% 84% 84% 85% 86% 84% 82% 80% 78% 74% 71% 68% 68% 65% 65% 63% 63% 64% 68% 71% 75%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 5 11 NE 4 10 NE 4 9 NE 4 10 ENE 6 12 E 6 17 E 5 16 ENE 5 13 NE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
78% 81% 85% 89% 75% 63% 58% 59% 79%
UV index
1 4 7 5 1
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 14 °
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10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 10 E 6 11 E 6 12 E 7 18 E 7 18 E 6 16 NE 5 12 NNE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 88% 84% 68% 58% 55% 60% 72%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:37 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 12 N 6 11 N 8 16 NNE 9 20 NE 11 24 NE 11 23 NNE 9 18 NNE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 80% 81% 66% 58% 57% 61% 73%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 16 NE 8 14 NE 8 15 NE 10 20 ENE 10 22 ENE 10 22 NE 8 17 NE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 87% 86% 71% 66% 62% 65% 78%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 9 16 NE 9 16 NE 9 16 NE 10 20 ENE 10 23 ENE 10 21 ENE 9 17 ENE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 85% 83% 75% 69% 66% 67% 77%
UV index
1 3 6 4 2
Sunrise: 05:01 Sunset: 21:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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