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Newcastle Christmas lights switch on

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Thu 17 Nov 2016

The Newcastle Christmas lights switch on takes place on Thursday 17 November on Grey Street.

Metro Radio's Steven and Karen will be joined on stage by local performers to welcome the festive season to the city.

Newcastle's city centre will be illuminated throughout the Christmas period, getting Christmas shoppers into the festive spirit.

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Heavy rain 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy shower day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
90% 90% 60%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 10 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 14 27 SSE 16 29 SSE 15 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M
Humidity Expand
89% 93% 94%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 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
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 70% 70% 70% 60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 13 25 S 11 24 S 12 25 S 13 27 S 15 28 SSE 19 33 S 17 30 SSE 17 30 SSE 17 29 S 18 31 SSE 19 33 SSE 20 35 SSE 20 34 SSE 20 34 SSE 19 33 SSE 19 33 SSE 19 32 SSE 19 33 SSE 18 32 SSE 16 28 SE 15 27 SE 14 25 SE 14 23 SE 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG M M M G M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
92% 90% 87% 86% 89% 89% 87% 88% 88% 90% 90% 91% 91% 90% 91% 92% 91% 91% 91% 93% 94% 94% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
80% 80% 70% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 90%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 11 19 SE 10 18 NW 16 28 NW 13 23 WNW 10 17 WSW 6 11 S 10 18 SSE 19 33 SE 25 45
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G VG VG VG VG VG G M
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 92% 90% 86% 75% 76% 83% 91%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Light shower night
70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 20% 40%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 25 44 SSE 25 44 SSE 25 42 ESE 20 33 S 22 37 NW 22 38 WNW 22 38 WNW 22 40
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G M M G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 87% 88% 92% 91% 88% 87% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 18:13 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 22 38 WNW 22 38 WNW 21 37 WNW 20 35 WNW 21 37 W 18 32 WSW 15 26 SW 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
83% 81% 80% 80% 76% 75% 84% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 18:11 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night Sunny intervals Sunny day Light shower day Cloudy Clear night
20% 50% 40% 10% 10% 40% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 24 SSW 14 23 SSW 14 23 SSW 14 23 SSW 16 27 SSW 16 26 SSW 16 25 SW 16 25
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
91% 93% 94% 92% 86% 85% 90% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 18:09 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 16 25 SW 16 25 SW 16 26 SW 17 28 SW 18 30 SW 17 28 SSW 17 26 SW 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 89% 80% 78% 84% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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17 November - Check the Newcastle forecast before heading to see the Christmas lights switch on in the city centre.

Newcastle's Channy Thompson and former X Factor contestant Abi Garrido will take to the stage to carry on the festive celebrations and to welcome Christmas to Newcastle city centre.

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