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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 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    6 °C

  • Heavy rain 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    4 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Partly cloudy night Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 6 17 SSE 5 13 SSE 6 17 S 7 17 S 6 15 SE 3 10 ESE 3 10 SE 3 9 SSE 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG G G VG
Humidity
77% 83% 82% 87% 89% 90% 90% 89% 87%
UV index
1
Sunrise: 08:38 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 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
Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 11 WSW 3 8 SW 4 11 WSW 4 11 SW 4 11 SSW 4 12 SSW 4 12 SW 5 15 SW 6 16 SW 6 16 S 5 14 SE 4 10 SE 4 11 S 4 14 SSE 4 13 E 6 10 ESE 7 11 SE 7 15 ESE 8 14 ESE 9 18 SSE 11 25 SSE 11 25 SSE 10 23 SE 9 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 91% 89% 88% 90% 89% 89% 89% 88% 87% 87% 87% 86% 85% 85% 85% 85% 84% 84% 85% 84% 84% 86% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:39 Sunset: 15:38 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 Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 10% 50% 60% 90% 50% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 11 23 SSE 15 30 SSE 17 33 SSE 17 34 S 16 33 S 11 24 S 8 17 S 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity
83% 82% 81% 80% 81% 84% 86% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:40 Sunset: 15:38 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 14 S 7 14 SSW 7 14 SSW 7 13 S 8 15 SSE 8 15 SSE 8 16 SSE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
92% 92% 92% 93% 89% 88% 91% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 7 13 SE 7 13 SE 6 12 SE 6 11 SSE 6 11 SW 6 10 WSW 7 12 WSW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G M
Humidity
93% 94% 94% 94% 93% 94% 94% 95%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 11 SSW 6 11 S 5 10 SSE 6 11 SSE 7 14 SSE 8 15 S 9 16 S 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G M M
Humidity
95% 96% 96% 96% 95% 94% 94% 94%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:42 Sunset: 15:39 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 15 SW 8 15 SSW 9 16 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 18 SW 9 17 WSW 9 17 SW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
94% 94% 94% 94% 92% 92% 93% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:42 Sunset: 15:40 Moon phase: Full
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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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