African time zones:

WAT – West Africa Time

Warning

Only some locations are currently on WAT, because most places in this time zone are currently on Daylight Saving Time.

Locations that are on WAT part of the year are currently on WAST (West Africa Summer Time).

Current time in Lagos

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:39:26 AM WAT

Lagos is on WAT all of year 2014

Locations going to WAT later

Current time in Windhoek: Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:39:26 AM WAST
Windhoek will stay on WAST until Sunday, April 5, 2015 going to WAT

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC + 1 hour

WAT is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during summer, and are therefore using WAST instead in the summer. See below for details.

Time zone abbreviation: WAT

Full name is West Africa Time

Email time zone indicator: +0100

An email sent from someone in the WAT time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0100" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0100" does not have to be in WAT, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below
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Where and when is WAT observed?

Countries using WAT in the winter and WAST during the summer

WAT is used all year

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example locations in WAT

Other time zones in Africa

Go directly through the links below, or see the Africa time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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