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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 12 December 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 80% 80% ≥95% 90% 80% 70% 40% <5% <5% <5% 10%
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SSW 3 10 SW 5 15 SSW 4 14 SW 6 17 SW 7 18 SSW 8 19 SSW 9 21 SSW 11 25 SW 12 28 SW 14 32 WSW 11 27 WSW 9 24 WSW 8 21 WSW 7 19 WSW 7 19 WSW 8 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
93% 89% 89% 87% 85% 89% 90% 92% 90% 92% 92% 89% 88% 87% 86% 87%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:37 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Sleet shower Sleet shower Light snow Light snow shower night Light snow Light snow shower night Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 80% 90% 40% 40% 50% 40% 50% 20% 10% 40% 20% 60% 60% 60% 50% 40% 60% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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WSW 9 22 WSW 9 22 SW 10 24 SW 11 25 SW 12 27 SW 13 28 WSW 13 28 WSW 12 27 WSW 13 27 W 15 32 WSW 13 27 WSW 14 31 WSW 15 31 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 29 WSW 12 26 WSW 13 27 WSW 13 27 WSW 13 28 WSW 14 29 WSW 13 28 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 25 WSW 13 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G M VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG G G M M VG VG G VG VG
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UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:38 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
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Warnings
Light snow Light rain Overcast Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
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WSW 13 28 WSW 14 28 WSW 15 31 WSW 14 28 WSW 13 25 W 11 21 NW 13 26 NW 13 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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91% 91% 91% 88% 84% 84% 83% 80%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:39 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 78% 77% 78% 75% 74% 81% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:40 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Cloudy
30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 88% 89% 86% 85% 93% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 60% 20% 20% 10% 10%
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SW 6 11 SSW 8 14 SSW 10 18 SW 11 20 WSW 12 22 W 11 20 W 9 17 WSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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96% 94% 93% 93% 92% 91% 92% 92%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 13 SW 8 15 SW 9 17 SSW 10 19 SW 12 23 SW 12 23 SW 12 23 SSW 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 92% 93% 92% 92% 94% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:42 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: New
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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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