European time zones:

CET – Central European Time


CET is currently not observed because locations are on Daylight Saving Time.

During this time of year, locations on CET are now on CEST (Central European Summer Time) instead.

Currently no cities are observing CET

Locations going to CET later

Current time in Madrid: Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:02:58 AM CEST
Madrid will stay on CEST until Sunday, October 26, 2014 going to CET

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

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

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

Time zone abbreviation: CET

Full name is Central European Time

Email time zone indicator: +0100

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

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below

Where and when is CET observed?

European countries using CET in the winter and CEST during the summer

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example location in CET

Other time zones in Europe

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Time zones in other regions

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