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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.

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Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 ° 23 ° 21 °
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25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 24 ° 22 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 2 4 NW 3 4 NW 3 5 NW 4 7 NNW 5 9 NNW 6 10 N 6 10 N 6 11 NNE 6 11 E 7 13 SE 6 11 ESE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
33% 30% 29% 27% 26% 26% 27% 28% 31% 44% 54% 59%
UV index
7 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 5 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 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
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 5 9 ESE 5 8 ESE 5 8 ESE 4 7 ESE 4 7 ESE 4 8 ESE 5 9 ESE 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 4 10 E 5 10 ENE 5 11 ENE 6 12 E 7 14 E 8 16 E 9 18 E 9 18 E 9 18 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 9 16 E 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
62% 64% 66% 69% 73% 75% 74% 72% 69% 64% 59% 55% 49% 45% 42% 40% 39% 42% 45% 48% 53% 59% 66% 71%
UV index
1 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 22 ° 18 °
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14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 16 ° 20 ° 22 ° 20 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 14 ENE 7 13 NE 7 12 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 18 ENE 9 20 ENE 9 21 E 10 21 ENE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 79% 84% 80% 59% 44% 37% 46% 61%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 20 ° 25 ° 26 ° 25 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 19 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 14 NE 6 12 NE 7 15 NE 7 16 ENE 9 21 ENE 11 24 E 11 23 ENE 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 86% 83% 66% 45% 40% 42% 56%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 29 June 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 Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 15 ° 16 ° 20 ° 24 ° 25 ° 24 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 14 NE 7 14 NE 8 18 NE 9 21 NE 10 24 ENE 11 25 ENE 11 24 ENE 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
Humidity
69% 79% 77% 57% 43% 40% 42% 57%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 18 ° 23 ° 26 ° 25 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 17 ° 22 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 8 18 NE 7 14 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 18 NE 8 19 ENE 9 21 ENE 9 20 E 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 79% 77% 60% 42% 36% 39% 51%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 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 Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 21 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 14 NE 7 13 NE 7 13 ENE 7 16 E 7 19 ESE 8 20 SE 9 20 SE 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
61% 66% 70% 61% 49% 45% 46% 62%
UV index
2 4 6 4 2
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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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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