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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.

  • Heavy rain 14 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Heavy rain 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    1 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
Now 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
Light shower day Light rain Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy
50% 50% 10% 90% 90% 20% 90% 80% 50% 50% 90% 90% 80% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 30 S 15 35 SSW 18 37 S 15 34 S 16 36 S 17 37 S 17 37 SSW 19 40 SSW 16 35 SSW 15 33 SSW 13 30 S 12 27 S 13 31 S 14 32 S 14 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G M G G M G VG VG VG G M VG E
Humidity Expand
83% 85% 86% 87% 88% 84% 84% 85% 84% 86% 86% 89% 88% 87% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 16:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light rain Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light rain Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
80% 90% 50% 80% 70% 50% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40% 60% 10% 40% 10% 50% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 14 33 SSW 11 28 SSW 11 27 SW 11 26 WSW 13 29 W 14 31 WSW 13 28 WSW 13 29 SW 12 27 SSW 11 27 SSW 14 31 SW 14 32 SW 17 37 WSW 17 38 WSW 17 37 WSW 15 32 WSW 13 30 WSW 11 25 WSW 9 22 WSW 8 19 SW 8 18 SW 7 18 SW 6 16 SW 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 88% 88% 88% 83% 79% 69% 68% 68% 67% 66% 62% 63% 68% 70% 72% 70% 73% 75% 76% 75% 77% 78%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 14 SW 4 12 SW 4 11 SSW 4 9 SSW 5 10 SW 5 11 SSW 5 10 W 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
79% 82% 82% 83% 73% 72% 80% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 25 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
10% 20% 10% 10% 30% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 12 WSW 6 13 NW 5 11 W 6 14 WNW 8 19 WNW 10 22 W 10 22 WNW 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 90% 85% 78% 78% 81% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 16:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 26 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light rain
40% 40% 40% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 11 25 WNW 11 26 NW 11 25 WNW 9 19 WNW 10 22 W 10 22 WSW 8 18 WSW 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
81% 83% 81% 82% 76% 74% 84% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 27 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy rain Light shower night
60% 60% 80% 80% 80% 60% 70% 40%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 22 SW 10 20 SW 11 21 SW 10 20 WSW 11 22 W 11 23 W 11 21 WNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
90% 90% 91% 90% 87% 86% 88% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 28 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Clear night
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 10 19 WNW 10 19 NW 10 20 NW 9 18 NW 11 22 NW 11 22 NNW 10 20 NW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 87% 86% 79% 78% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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