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London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street

Shoppers taking in the festive lights

Tue 7 Nov 2017

This year, Oxford Street in London will be illuminated for Christmas on Tuesday 7 November.

The lights switch on will mark the official start to the Christmas shopping season on Oxford Street, with thousands of shoppers looking for the perfect festive gift for friends and family.

Traditionally the Oxford Street Christmas lights have been switched on by a host of celebrities. This year, singer Rita Ora will switch on the lights in front of 20,000 eager fans and Christmas shoppers, accompanied by Matt Terry, 5 Before Midnight and the cast of Five Guys Named Moe

Thousands turn out to see the magical lights officially switched on and to join in the entertainment organised for the evening.

The lights will remain up along Oxford Street throughout the festive period until the new year.

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 14 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    8 °C

Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 17 43 WSW 19 42 WSW 18 39 W 16 35 W 14 30 W 12 26 W 11 24 W 10 21 WSW 10 20 WSW 9 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
49% 48% 50% 51% 50% 53% 56% 59% 64% 68%
UV index
3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 60% 50%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 °
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 20 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 18 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 13 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 14 SW 6 12 SW 4 9 S 4 8 SE 4 8 ESE 5 10 ESE 6 12 E 7 14 E 7 15 E 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G M M M M M M M M M
Humidity
69% 72% 75% 76% 77% 78% 78% 79% 78% 75% 70% 66% 63% 61% 65% 72% 74% 80% 84% 87% 88% 88% 90% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Clear night Clear night
50% 50% 50% 70% 90% 90% 70% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 14 ENE 7 14 ENE 6 13 NE 6 13 NE 9 19 NNW 14 32 NNW 14 31 NW 11 23 NNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G M P M G G VG
Humidity
91% 92% 92% 92% 91% 87% 79% 75% 76%
UV index
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 9 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 16 NW 6 13 NW 5 10 NNW 5 13 NNW 6 15 N 7 16 NNE 6 11 NNE 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 81% 84% 69% 48% 41% 54% 69%
UV index
1 2 4 2
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 11 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 6 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 3 5 N 3 5 N 3 5 NNE 3 8 NE 3 10 ENE 3 10 E 4 9 E 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 84% 87% 66% 47% 44% 55% 70%
UV index
1 2 4 2
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 4 7 ESE 4 5 E 4 5 ESE 3 9 SSW 5 14 SSW 5 12 S 5 8 S 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG E E VG VG
Humidity
76% 82% 85% 66% 50% 48% 62% 76%
UV index
2 4 2
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 13 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 12 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 7 S 4 7 N 4 7 SE 5 10 SW 7 15 N 6 13 W 6 11 NE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G E E VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 87% 90% 73% 53% 60% 70% 78%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Full
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7 November - Heading to Oxford Street for the Christmas Lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.

Organisers and those attending the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch on will be hoping for a clear, dry evening so all can enjoy the festive spectacular.

Check your local London weather forecast before you head to the event.

To find out further information about the evening, visit the Oxford Street official website.

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