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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.

  • Cloudy 19 °C

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  • Overcast 17 °C

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  • Cloudy 21 °C

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  • Cloudy 17 °C

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  • Light rain 16 °C

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  • Light shower day 15 °C

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  • Cloudy 16 °C

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Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
≥95% 60% 20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 2 7 SW 7 15 SW 6 14 WSW 7 16 W 6 15 WNW 6 16 NW 7 16 NNW 7 16 NW 8 17 NW 10 19 NW 10 20 NW 9 18 NW 8 18 NW 8 17 NW 7 16 NW 7 15 NW 6 14 NW 5 12 NNW 5 10 NNW 4 9 N 4 8 N 3 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G VG G G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
95% 91% 90% 91% 93% 94% 90% 88% 87% 83% 81% 76% 72% 69% 66% 64% 64% 65% 66% 68% 70% 71%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 3 6 NE 3 5 ENE 2 5 ESE 3 5 E 2 5 E 3 5 ENE 3 5 ENE 3 5 E 2 5 E 2 5 ESE 2 5 ESE 3 6 ESE 3 6 E 3 6 E 3 6 E 3 7 ENE 4 8 E 4 8 ENE 4 8 ENE 4 8 ENE 3 7 E 3 6 ESE 3 6 SSE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
73% 76% 78% 80% 80% 80% 80% 81% 81% 81% 82% 81% 80% 79% 79% 78% 77% 78% 79% 80% 82% 84% 86% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 3 6 SSW 3 6 SSW 3 7 SSW 5 12 SW 10 20 SW 12 24 SW 13 28 WSW 12 25 W 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG G G G VG
Humidity
89% 89% 92% 93% 82% 78% 76% 79% 87%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 40% 20% 50% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 13 °
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15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 16 WNW 6 13 W 6 12 WNW 7 16 NW 7 16 NW 6 14 N 4 10 S 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 89% 91% 79% 74% 69% 71% 86%
UV index
1 2 4 3 1
Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 23 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 10 W 6 11 WSW 8 15 W 11 23 W 12 25 W 13 26 W 11 22 W 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 85% 88% 77% 73% 71% 74% 77%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 20:38 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 24 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% 10% 40% 40% 40% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 17 WSW 10 18 W 11 20 W 13 27 WNW 15 31 WNW 14 29 WNW 13 24 WNW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 85% 87% 77% 69% 68% 69% 78%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 25 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 11 21 W 11 21 WNW 11 20 WNW 13 24 NW 13 27 WNW 10 22 WSW 9 19 W 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 86% 87% 74% 63% 68% 71% 77%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 20:33 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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