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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

    11 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

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  • Sunny day 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

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  • Cloudy 8 °C

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  • Light rain 8 °C

    5 °C

Friday (Friday 16 November 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 7 13 ESE 8 16 ESE 7 17 ESE 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G
Humidity
89% 88% 88% 89%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 16:21 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 17 November 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 7 17 SE 8 18 SE 9 19 SE 9 19 SE 10 20 SE 10 21 ESE 10 21 ESE 10 22 SE 11 22 SE 11 22 SE 12 23 SE 11 23 SE 11 22 ESE 11 22 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 21 ESE 10 21 ESE 10 20 ESE 9 19 E 8 19 E 8 19 ESE 7 18 ESE 7 18 ESE 7 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G M M M M M M M M M M M M G M G G G G G
Humidity
90% 88% 85% 86% 87% 88% 90% 89% 89% 89% 87% 87% 87% 87% 87% 85% 84% 83% 84% 85% 85% 85% 87% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 16:19 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 18 November 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
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6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 8 17 SE 7 18 ESE 8 18 ESE 7 17 SE 9 20 ESE 8 19 E 8 16 E 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity
89% 86% 87% 86% 73% 72% 81% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 16:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 19 November 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 9 19 E 9 18 E 9 18 E 10 18 E 12 24 E 13 25 ESE 12 24 ESE 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G G VG
Humidity
84% 85% 89% 87% 79% 78% 77% 76%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 16:16 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 20 November 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
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4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 12 23 E 12 22 E 12 22 E 12 23 E 14 26 E 13 24 ENE 13 24 ENE 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity
78% 78% 78% 81% 76% 73% 77% 76%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 21 November 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 13 23 ENE 12 22 ENE 13 23 ENE 14 24 ENE 16 27 ENE 15 27 ENE 16 27 ENE 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity
79% 82% 82% 82% 74% 75% 80% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 22 November 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 16 27 ENE 16 28 ENE 17 28 ENE 17 28 ENE 17 30 ENE 16 28 ENE 15 27 ENE 14 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 84% 84% 84% 80% 80% 83% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 16:12 Moon phase: Full
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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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