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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.

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

Friday (Friday 22 September 2017)
Now 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
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 50% 70% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 2 10 SSE 3 9 SSE 3 9 SE 3 9 SE 4 11 SSE 4 13 S 5 12 S 7 14 S 9 17 S 10 20 S 11 22 S 10 21 SSE 9 20 SSE 9 20 SSE 9 21 SSE 9 22 S 10 23 S 9 22 S 9 21 S 9 20 S 8 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 G VG VG G G M G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 92% 93% 91% 89% 85% 80% 77% 71% 64% 63% 69% 73% 77% 80% 81% 80% 81% 83% 85% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 September 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 8 19 S 7 18 S 7 17 S 6 16 S 6 15 S 6 15 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 14 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 15 S 8 17 S 9 18 S 9 18 S 9 18 SSE 9 19 SSE 8 18 SSE 8 17 SE 7 16 SE 7 16 SE 8 18 SE 8 18 SE 7 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 91% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 91% 89% 88% 85% 83% 81% 80% 78% 77% 76% 76% 76% 77% 77% 77%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 24 September 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 8 18 SSE 8 18 SE 7 15 SE 7 16 SE 9 19 SSE 10 21 SE 8 16 SE 6 12 ESE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
76% 75% 78% 81% 77% 70% 73% 78% 81%
UV index Expand
2 2 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 40% 50% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 11 E 5 10 E 5 10 ENE 6 11 E 6 12 E 6 12 NE 4 8 NE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M M G G G
Humidity Expand
86% 91% 92% 90% 85% 81% 88% 91%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
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13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 4 7 ENE 4 7 ESE 5 8 E 6 12 SE 8 16 SE 8 17 SE 7 13 SE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 94% 88% 77% 72% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 9 18 SE 10 19 SE 11 21 SSE 12 23 SSE 13 26 SSE 13 24 SSE 12 22 SSE 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 91% 88% 83% 83% 86% 89%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 18:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 28 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 11 21 S 11 21 SSE 11 20 S 11 22 SSW 13 25 SSW 11 22 SSW 9 16 S 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 91% 86% 76% 75% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 18:54 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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