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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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Friday (Friday 17 August 2018)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
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18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 12 20 W 11 21 W 9 18 WSW 8 17 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
52% 51% 57% 62% 65%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 °
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16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 18 SW 9 19 SW 9 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 18 SW 8 17 SW 8 17 SW 8 16 SW 8 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 18 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 9 20 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 18 WSW 9 18 SW 8 17 SW 7 15
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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
67% 69% 73% 75% 78% 79% 80% 81% 79% 76% 73% 68% 65% 62% 60% 57% 56% 56% 56% 58% 63% 68% 72% 75%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
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19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 14 SW 7 14 SW 7 15 SW 9 19 SW 12 25 SW 13 28 WSW 12 26 W 10 21 W 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG G G VG VG
Humidity
78% 81% 85% 84% 77% 75% 71% 70% 77%
UV index
1 3 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 23 ° 25 ° 24 ° 21 °
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19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 13 W 5 11 W 6 12 W 6 14 WSW 7 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 18 WSW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 85% 89% 80% 66% 59% 64% 76%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 23 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 12 W 5 11 W 5 11 WSW 5 12 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 16 WSW 6 15 SW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 84% 85% 77% 62% 55% 58% 69%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 23 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 W 7 15 W 7 16 W 7 16 WNW 6 14 NW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 86% 87% 76% 63% 55% 57% 65%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 23 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 5 11 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 11 NNW 6 13 W 6 16 W 7 17 W 7 17 NNW 7 15
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% 77% 80% 70% 54% 49% 50% 60%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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