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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 intervals 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    12 °C

  • Overcast 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
Now
Warnings
Clear night
<5%
Temperature (°C)
8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG
Humidity
73%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:10 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 21 WSW 11 24 WSW 11 25 WSW 11 25 WSW 10 24 WSW 10 23 WSW 10 23 WSW 10 21 W 11 20 W 12 21 W 12 23 W 12 23 W 12 22 W 13 24 W 12 21 W 11 20 W 10 19 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 18 WSW 9 18 SW 9 18 SW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 75% 74% 72% 72% 73% 76% 79% 79% 76% 71% 64% 61% 60% 57% 56% 56% 58% 60% 66% 71% 74% 76% 78%
UV index
1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 60% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 20 SW 9 20 SW 9 20 SW 9 21 SW 12 23 SW 17 33 SW 19 37 SW 22 44 SW 21 43
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
79% 80% 82% 79% 69% 59% 66% 79% 82%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 19:05 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Overcast Cloudy Overcast
50% 50% 50% 20% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 19 39 SW 20 40 SW 19 39 WSW 18 36 WSW 19 38 WSW 16 31 WSW 14 28 WSW 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G M G G G G G
Humidity
84% 86% 88% 87% 85% 85% 88% 89%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 14 29 SW 14 29 WSW 15 30 WSW 16 32 W 15 31 W 14 29 W 10 21 NW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 90% 88% 84% 71% 65% 74% 78%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 7 14 NW 7 14 WNW 7 12 WNW 8 17 NW 10 20 NW 9 18 WNW 7 12 WNW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 81% 83% 70% 55% 56% 70% 79%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
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
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 14 W 9 17 SW 10 19 WSW 14 28 WSW 17 33 WSW 17 33 WSW 15 29 WSW 14 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 86% 85% 75% 66% 70% 79% 83%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 18:54 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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