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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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Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
60% 50% 10% 10% 70% 40% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 15 33 WSW 12 28 W 11 25 W 10 22 W 9 18 W 8 17 W 8 16 W 6 13 W 4 11 W 3 8 W 3 6 W 2 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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77% 78% 78% 78% 79% 79% 80% 83% 83% 85% 88% 89%
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Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 18:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
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Temperature (°C)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 92% 92% 93% 92% 93% 93% 92% 91% 90% 88% 83% 76% 71% 71% 74% 76% 77% 81% 84% 86% 89% 91% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 18:19 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
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Warnings
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Heavy rain Light shower day Heavy rain Heavy rain
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SE 9 19 SSE 8 19 SSE 8 19 SSE 10 22 SSE 12 26 SSE 13 27 SE 13 27 ESE 10 21 SE 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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92% 93% 92% 90% 89% 87% 88% 90% 92%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 18:17 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
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Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 8 15 SSE 8 14 NNW 10 20 SSW 10 19 SSW 11 22 S 10 20 S 8 15 SE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
91% 92% 90% 88% 76% 73% 83% 83%
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1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
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Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Light rain
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ESE 14 27 SE 14 28 SE 13 26 ENE 16 31 NE 16 31 NNE 15 30 NNW 15 29 NNW 16 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M G G G G M M
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86% 90% 90% 89% 86% 83% 88% 88%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
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NW 15 30 NW 15 26 NW 15 27 NW 15 28 NW 15 29 NW 14 27 NW 11 21 WNW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 89% 87% 82% 80% 85% 89%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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W 8 16 SW 7 14 SSW 7 12 S 8 14 SSE 9 18 S 10 19 SSE 10 18 S 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG G M
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 92% 88% 80% 83% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: Waxing 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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