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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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  • Light shower day 15 °C

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Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
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SSW 2 3 S 3 3 SSW 2 3 SSW 2 3 S 2 2 S 1 1 S 1 3 SE 1 4 ESE 1 4 SE 1 4 ESE 2 6 E 4 8 SE 8 15 SE 9 17 SE 10 19 SE 10 19 ESE 9 18 ESE 8 18 ESE 7 18 ESE 6 16 SE 8 19 SE 8 20 SE 9 21
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Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 18:19 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 18:17 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
90% 50% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 60%
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WSW 8 16 WNW 15 30 WNW 13 27 WSW 10 21 W 9 19 SSW 6 14 SE 9 17 ESE 12 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
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Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light shower night Heavy shower day Light rain Heavy shower day Cloudy Light rain
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ESE 15 32 SE 15 30 SSE 14 27 ENE 14 28 NNE 11 22 NNW 11 21 NW 13 25 WNW 15 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
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Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
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WNW 16 31 WNW 16 32 WNW 16 32 WNW 15 30 WNW 17 35 WNW 15 30 W 11 20 WSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
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SW 9 16 S 9 17 S 9 16 S 10 20 S 13 25 SSW 13 25 SSW 12 23 SSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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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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