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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 4 °C

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  • Overcast 4 °C

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  • Overcast 5 °C

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  • Cloudy 4 °C

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Thursday (Thursday 17 January 2019)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 3 9 NW 4 9 W 3 6 NW 4 8 WNW 2 5 NNW 2 5 S 2 2 ESE 2 3 SE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G M M M M M
Humidity
54% 59% 64% 68% 74% 77% 78% 80% 82%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:23 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 January 2019)
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 3 7 SE 3 7 ESE 2 6 ESE 3 8 SE 3 10 ESE 4 12 ESE 4 13 SE 5 15 SE 6 16 SE 7 18 SE 8 19 SE 8 18 SE 8 18 SE 8 19 SE 10 21 SE 11 25 SE 11 25 SE 10 24 SE 10 23 SE 10 22 SE 9 21 SE 9 20 SE 9 20 SE 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 G G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 83% 82% 81% 80% 78% 74% 72% 71% 70% 68% 68% 69% 73% 77% 80% 81% 78% 79% 81% 80% 81% 82% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 8 18 SE 8 18 ESE 8 17 ESE 7 15 ESE 7 15 ESE 6 13 E 6 12 E 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity
83% 86% 87% 87% 84% 83% 87% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:27 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 4 8 ENE 4 7 ENE 3 6 ESE 3 6 WNW 4 9 NW 6 11 NW 6 13 NW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G VG
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 92% 85% 85% 88% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° 1 ° 2 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 7 12 NNW 5 10 NW 3 6 W 3 5 SSW 3 8 S 5 11 SSE 8 15 SSE 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG G
Humidity
89% 91% 92% 93% 86% 83% 89% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Sleet shower Sleet shower Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
20% 50% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 12 23 SSE 12 22 SSE 10 20 SW 9 17 ESE 9 17 SE 7 14 SSW 6 11 S 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
89% 89% 90% 90% 84% 81% 88% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 10 SSW 5 10 S 6 10 ESE 7 13 ESE 8 17 N 8 17 E 8 16 N 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
91% 92% 92% 90% 82% 82% 87% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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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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