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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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Thursday (Thursday 22 February 2018)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy
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75% 74% 73% 73% 74%
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Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 23 February 2018)
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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S 6 17 SSE 9 20 SSE 9 20 SSE 9 21 SSE 9 19 SSE 8 19 SSE 8 19 SSE 10 21 SSE 10 22 SSE 10 22 SSE 12 25 SSE 14 28 SSE 15 30 SSE 15 30 SSE 15 30 SSE 15 30 SSE 14 28 SSE 12 25 SSE 11 24 SSE 10 23 SSE 10 22 SSE 10 23 SSE 10 22 SSE 10 24
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Sunrise: 07:28 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 24 February 2018)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
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SSE 11 24 SSE 11 24 SSE 9 21 SE 10 22 SE 13 27 SE 12 25 ESE 9 18 ESE 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 25 February 2018)
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Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 26 February 2018)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
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ESE 11 21 ESE 10 20 ESE 10 19 ESE 11 21 ESE 13 27 ESE 13 25 E 9 17 E 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 February 2018)
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ENE 8 15 NE 8 14 NNE 10 18 NE 12 22 ENE 15 28 ENE 15 27 NE 13 23 ENE 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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77% 83% 85% 77% 59% 57% 65% 70%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 February 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Light snow Overcast Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 50% 20% 10% 10%
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ENE 13 23 NE 13 23 NE 13 24 NE 14 27 NE 16 31 NE 15 29 NE 14 26 NE 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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72% 73% 71% 66% 58% 58% 63% 68%
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:57 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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