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Chinese New Year 2019

2018 is the year of the dog

Tue 5 FebMon 11 Feb 2019

The official Chinese New Year starts on Tuesday  5 February. 

Join the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside of Asia, when Chinatown London becomes a giant street party on Sunday 18 February.

Last year's event saw 300,000 people join the celebrations throughout Chinatown, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, and this year should be no different. The streets will be filled with colour as visiting Chinese acrobats and musicians parade with giant Chinese dragons and lions. The night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display over Trafalgar Square.

Further celebrations are held across the UK over the weekend including events in Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.

Back to the events calendar

  • Sunny day 5 °C

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  • Cloudy 4 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

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  • Sunny day 8 °C

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  • Light rain 10 °C

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Thursday (Thursday 13 December 2018)
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Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 9 22 ESE 10 23 ESE 11 22 ESE 11 24 ESE 12 25 ESE 11 23 ESE 11 23 ESE 11 22 ESE 10 21 ESE 11 23 ESE 12 25 E 12 25 E 12 25 E 11 23 E 9 21 E 8 19 E 8 18 E 7 16 E 7 16 E 6 15 ESE 6 14 ESE 5 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 76% 77% 78% 77% 78% 79% 78% 76% 70% 65% 65% 62% 63% 63% 66% 67% 68% 70% 71% 72% 73%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 4 11 E 4 9 ENE 3 8 NE 3 7 NE 3 6 NNE 3 5 NNE 3 6 NE 3 6 NE 3 5 NE 3 6 ENE 3 6 ENE 3 6 E 3 6 E 2 6 E 2 5 ENE 2 5 ENE 3 6 E 3 7 E 3 7 ESE 3 7 ESE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 5 10 SE 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G G M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
74% 76% 76% 78% 80% 81% 82% 82% 83% 82% 79% 77% 75% 74% 73% 73% 74% 75% 79% 80% 79% 80% 80% 79%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 6 13 ESE 7 16 ESE 8 17 SE 11 22 SE 12 25 SE 14 28 SE 16 33 SSE 15 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG P M
Humidity
78% 77% 81% 80% 73% 77% 87% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
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Warnings
Heavy shower night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 23 SW 11 21 SW 9 18 SW 8 15 SW 8 15 SSW 6 12 S 6 12 S 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
89% 88% 88% 88% 83% 84% 88% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 6 12 SW 6 12 SW 6 11 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 14 SW 6 12 SSW 7 14 S 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M G VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 93% 93% 93% 89% 85% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 50% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 10 20 S 12 23 S 13 27 S 15 30 S 15 30 S 14 27 S 12 25 S 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
90% 90% 89% 88% 85% 83% 83% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 11 22 S 10 21 S 10 19 S 10 20 S 10 19 S 9 18 S 8 15 SSW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 87% 88% 88% 86% 85% 88% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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5 February - Join the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia. Check the London forecast if you are celebrating in the capital.

2019 is the Chinese Year of the Brown Earth Pig. This lunar New Year starts from February 5th 2019 and ends on January 24th 2020.

China's Spring Festival public holiday starts on the Chinese New Year, and lasts for 7 days.

To find out the full schedule of London events and to join in this free celebration, visit the China Town London website. 

Will you need your umbrella or your winter warmers? Check the London weather forecast.

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