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London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street

Shoppers taking in the festive lights

Sun 6 Nov 2016

This year, Oxford Street in London will be illuminated for Christmas on Sunday 6 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 Craig David will switch on the lights in front of 20,000 eager fans and Christmas shoppers, accompanied by The Vamps, Nathan Sykes and Louisa Johnson.

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.

  • Cloudy 17 °C

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  • Cloudy 14 °C

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  • Light shower day 15 °C

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  • Cloudy 13 °C

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  • Light rain 16 °C

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  • Overcast 17 °C

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  • Cloudy 17 °C

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Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 50% 90% 90% 80%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
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15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 25 SSW 13 27 SSW 8 18 S 8 18 S 8 19 S 11 25 S 12 28 S 14 31 S 14 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G G M M G
Humidity Expand
85% 87% 82% 81% 83% 82% 84% 86% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Light shower night Light rain Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
40% 30% 30% 10% 30% 50% 70% 40% 30% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% 20%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 12 28 SSW 11 26 SSW 12 27 SSW 13 28 SSW 13 28 SSW 13 29 SSW 14 29 SW 14 30 SW 14 30 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 30 WSW 14 30 WSW 15 30 WSW 14 31 WSW 14 29 WSW 13 27 SW 12 24 SW 10 21 SSW 8 18 SSW 8 18 S 8 19 S 9 21 S 11 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG E VG VG VG G G VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 82% 80% 80% 82% 84% 85% 86% 86% 85% 83% 79% 78% 74% 70% 66% 60% 60% 62% 65% 68% 71% 72% 75%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
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Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
60% 60% 40% <5% 10% 40% 40% 20% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 27 S 13 29 SW 12 28 SSW 13 29 SSW 17 36 SSW 21 44 SW 20 42 SW 17 37 WSW 17 34
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
Humidity Expand
81% 85% 82% 73% 66% 63% 64% 70% 72%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 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 Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 16 31 WSW 15 29 W 14 28 WSW 14 28 W 16 33 W 14 28 W 11 23 WSW 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
72% 73% 71% 68% 55% 59% 69% 76%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 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 Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast
20% 20% 60% 40% 50% 50% 30% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 19 SW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 12 24 SW 13 26 SW 12 24 SW 12 24 SW 12 24
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
83% 87% 89% 88% 86% 86% 88% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Overcast Light shower night Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 20% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
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14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 12 24 SW 12 24 SW 12 25 SW 12 25 SW 13 27 SW 13 26 SW 11 23 SW 11 22
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
89% 89% 89% 87% 78% 73% 78% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 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% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 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
SW 10 21 SW 10 19 SW 9 18 SW 10 19 SW 11 23 SW 11 22 SW 9 19 SW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 87% 88% 84% 75% 74% 81% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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6 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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