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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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  • Heavy rain 13 °C

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Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
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Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night
70% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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8 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 10 28 S 11 26 S 13 29 S 13 30 S 12 27 SSW 10 23 WSW 8 18 SW 8 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M M M M VG VG
Humidity
68% 77% 85% 89% 91% 92% 89% 90%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower night Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 80% 50% 80% 40% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 22 SSW 8 21 SSW 8 22 SSW 8 21 SSW 8 20 S 7 18 SSW 7 18 SSW 7 18 SSW 7 16 SSW 6 14 SW 7 16 SW 8 17 SW 8 16 SW 8 17 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 20 SSW 8 20 SSW 8 20 SSW 8 19 SSW 8 20 SSW 9 21 SSW 9 21 SSW 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G M G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 89% 88% 89% 89% 90% 89% 89% 90% 87% 86% 83% 81% 79% 79% 80% 80% 82% 82% 83% 82% 83% 81%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 8 19 SSW 8 20 SW 9 20 WSW 10 22 WSW 11 22 WSW 10 22 SW 9 20 SW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity
84% 84% 86% 86% 78% 77% 81% 84%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower night
20% 70% 90% 50% 10% 10% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 8 16 S 10 19 SSW 12 26 SW 16 31 WSW 16 33 WSW 16 33 WSW 15 30 WSW 16 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG M M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 92% 92% 85% 77% 73% 77% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 14 29 WSW 14 28 WSW 13 27 WSW 12 24 WSW 12 25 WSW 11 23 SW 9 19 SW 9 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
82% 82% 82% 83% 78% 76% 84% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 23 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
10% 20% 50% 70% 60% 50% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 16 SSW 8 16 SSW 9 17 SSW 11 21 SSW 12 23 SW 12 23 SW 12 23 SW 11 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G M M G G G G
Humidity
91% 93% 93% 93% 91% 89% 89% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Full
Monday (Monday 24 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 11 23 WSW 11 22 WSW 10 20 W 10 20 W 10 21 W 10 20 W 9 17 W 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 87% 84% 82% 83% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:55 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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