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Trafalgar Square tree lighting ceremony

Trafalgar Square tree lighting ceremony

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Since 1947 the people of Norway have provided London with a tree out of gratitude for the support Britain gave the country in World War II.

This year the annual tree lighting ceremony will take place in Trafalgar Square on the 1 December.

Decorated in traditional Norwegian style with hundreds of white lights, the lighting of the tree helps mark the start of the festive season in the capital.

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Wednesday (Wednesday 20 March 2019)
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8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 SW 7 14 SW 6 14 SW 7 14 SW 7 15 SW 7 14 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
85% 84% 82% 78% 75% 72% 69% 66% 65% 65% 67% 68% 72% 74% 76% 79% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 18:13 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 March 2019)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 6 11 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 86% 87% 88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 86% 85% 82% 80% 77% 76% 74% 73% 72% 73% 74% 76% 78% 80% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 March 2019)
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Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
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9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 13 SSW 7 14 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 17 SW 11 22 SW 11 24 SW 10 21 SW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
84% 86% 85% 83% 70% 66% 69% 80%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 March 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 WNW 7 13 NW 6 13 N 8 17 N 7 16 NNE 7 16 NNE 5 12 NE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 85% 80% 73% 62% 56% 61% 70%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 24 March 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
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5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 8 N 4 7 NNE 4 6 NNW 4 9 NW 5 14 NW 7 18 NW 7 15 NW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 81% 85% 74% 51% 40% 52% 66%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 6 13 W 6 12 WNW 7 13 WNW 8 17 NW 9 21 NW 9 19 NW 7 15 NNW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 83% 85% 71% 52% 53% 58% 69%
UV index
2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 18:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
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4 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 11 NNW 6 11 NW 6 10 NNW 7 14 N 8 19 N 8 17 N 7 13 NNE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 83% 87% 74% 55% 58% 65% 78%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 18:23 Moon phase: Third quarter
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1 December – Will you need to wrap up warm for the Trafalgar Square tree lighting ceremony?

The tree provides a focal point for the Christmas Carol singing programme which runs from Monday 5 to Thursday 22 December and will remain in Trafalgar Square until 6 January 2017, Twelfth Night, when it will be taken down for recycling.

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