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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.

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  • Light snow shower day 2 °C

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Monday (Monday 26 February 2018)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 February 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light snow Heavy snow Light snow Light snow Light snow Light snow Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 February 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Light snow Sunny intervals Light snow Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 7 16 NE 7 17 NE 7 17 ENE 12 24 E 13 29 ESE 15 32 E 14 28 E 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
76% 72% 74% 68% 48% 55% 57% 63%
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1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 1 March 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 11 23 ENE 13 26 E 16 32 E 18 37 E 22 46 E 23 46 E 21 42 E 21 42
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
66% 67% 65% 62% 53% 57% 65% 67%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 2 March 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light snow Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 20 42 E 23 45 E 24 48 E 23 47 E 19 40 E 19 36 E 16 31 E 14 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
67% 69% 71% 70% 70% 72% 78% 82%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 3 March 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 12 23 E 11 20 E 10 19 E 10 19 E 11 22 E 10 19 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 86% 87% 83% 74% 77% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 4 March 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 10 18 E 11 22 E 10 19 E 9 16 E 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 89% 82% 73% 76% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 17:52 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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