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Edinburgh Christmas lights switch on

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Sun 19 Nov 2017

Christmas will officially begin in Edinburgh on 19 November when Edinburgh's Christmas lights are switched on.

The lights switch on celebrations will begin at 15.00 in George Street, hosted by Arlene Stuart from Radio Forth One. 

Performers will sing and dance on stages all along George Street, before a spectacular fireworks display to finish the evening.

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    12 °C

Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 9 13 WNW 8 12 WNW 7 10 WNW 6 9 NNW 6 9 NE 7 10 NNE 7 9 NE 7 9 NE 7 9 NE 7 11 NE 7 11 NE 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
32% 31% 29% 27% 29% 39% 43% 49% 58% 69% 80% 86%
UV index
6 7 6 5 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:27 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 8 NE 5 7 NE 4 7 NE 4 6 NNE 4 6 NE 3 6 NE 3 5 NE 3 5 NE 2 5 NE 3 6 ENE 4 7 ENE 4 8 ENE 5 9 E 5 10 ENE 6 11 ENE 6 11 ENE 6 11 ENE 6 11 NE 6 10 NE 6 10 NE 6 10 NE 6 9 NE 6 9 NE 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M M M M M M G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 93% 95% 96% 97% 97% 96% 95% 91% 86% 82% 77% 73% 70% 69% 69% 69% 71% 74% 78% 81% 84% 86% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 16 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 16 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 9 NE 5 9 NNE 4 7 NNE 4 8 NE 2 8 E 5 11 E 6 14 ENE 6 12 NE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 92% 96% 92% 78% 68% 65% 68% 82%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 20 ° 23 ° 22 ° 18 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 21 ° 23 ° 20 ° 17 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 4 9 NNW 3 6 W 2 7 SW 2 8 ENE 5 13 E 9 19 ENE 9 18 ENE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 92% 84% 68% 59% 58% 63% 77%
UV index
1 4 7 5 1
Sunrise: 04:29 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 29 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 12 NE 6 11 ENE 6 12 ENE 7 15 E 8 18 E 9 19 E 8 18 ENE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 88% 83% 72% 67% 64% 68% 78%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:30 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 16 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 10 NE 5 10 NE 6 13 ENE 7 16 SSE 9 21 N 10 21 ENE 9 19 NE 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 95% 89% 75% 62% 54% 60% 82%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:30 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 13 NE 6 12 NNE 7 14 ENE 8 18 ENE 9 21 E 9 21 N 9 20 NE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 90% 87% 74% 61% 64% 70% 81%
UV index
1 4 5 4 2
Sunrise: 04:31 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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19 November - Check the weather forecast to see if you'll need to wrap up warm for Edinburgh's Christmas lights switch on

The ice skating rink and the Christmas Markets will open ahead of the light switch on, along with numerous rides and attractions, allowing Christmas shoppers to take in the festive sights of the city from the top of the Star Flyer and Big Wheel.

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