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Manchester Christmas lights

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Fri 4 Nov 2016

The festive season arrives in Manchester on 4 November with the Christmas lights switch-on.

The city centre will not only be illuminated by the festive lights, but also by the spectacular fireworks display that will brighten the sky.

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 23 May 2018)
Now 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
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 9 17 ENE 9 16 ENE 9 15 ENE 11 18 ENE 10 17 ENE 11 18 ENE 11 19 ENE 11 19 ENE 11 20 ENE 11 21 ENE 11 21 ENE 11 22 ENE 11 23 ENE 11 24 ENE 11 22 ENE 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 71% 69% 65% 60% 57% 54% 51% 49% 49% 49% 52% 56% 62% 68% 73%
UV index
2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
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10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 10 20 ENE 10 20 ENE 9 20 ENE 9 19 ENE 9 19 ENE 10 20 ENE 10 20 ENE 10 22 ENE 11 22 ENE 10 21 ENE 11 22 ENE 11 23 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 25 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 24 ENE 11 23 ENE 10 21 NE 9 19 NE 9 19 NE 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 79% 80% 81% 83% 82% 81% 80% 77% 75% 72% 69% 65% 61% 56% 50% 46% 45% 46% 48% 53% 60% 67% 72%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 60% 80% 60% 50% 40% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 8 17 NE 8 16 NE 8 18 NNE 7 16 NE 8 18 NE 11 23 NE 11 24 NE 10 21 NE 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
74% 77% 84% 82% 80% 77% 78% 79% 84%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 20 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 9 17 ENE 8 16 ENE 9 18 ENE 12 25 ENE 15 30 ENE 16 32 ENE 15 31 ENE 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 86% 83% 73% 64% 60% 62% 69%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:19 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 15 ° 19 ° 20 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 14 27 ENE 14 27 ENE 14 28 ENE 15 30 E 15 32 E 15 31 E 14 27 ENE 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 80% 78% 68% 56% 54% 62% 76%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 28 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 18 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 11 21 ENE 10 20 ENE 11 21 ENE 12 25 ENE 13 27 E 13 26 ENE 12 23 ENE 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 86% 84% 74% 63% 61% 65% 77%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 17 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 9 17 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 16 ENE 9 18 ENE 9 20 NE 9 19 NE 9 17 NE 8 14
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% 76% 66% 64% 67% 76%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:50 Sunset: 21:23 Moon phase: Full
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4 November - Check the Manchester forecast before heading to this year's Christmas lights switch-on.

X Factor star Louisa Johnson will headline this year's switch-on show, joined by JP Cooper and M.O. (Modus Operandi).

Cold Feet start John Thomson will also take to the stage, together with the cast of Billy Elliot, and the Dancehouse Academy. 

The event will be hosted by Key 103 Breakfast DJ Mike Toolan, Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent and comic Paddy McGuinness.

The Christmas lights will stay up in Manchester's city centre over the festive period for the thousands of Christmas shoppers to enjoy while they are finding the perfect gift for friends and family.

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