North American time zones:

PST – Pacific Standard Time


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

Locations that are on PST part of the year are currently on PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

Current time in Metlakatla

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:06:17 AM PST

Metlakatla is on PST all of year 2014

Locations going to PST later

Current time in Los Angeles: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:06:17 AM PDT
Los Angeles will stay on PDT until Sunday, November 2, 2014 going to PST

Find local time and time zone for a location

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

Time zone offset: UTC - 8 hours

PST is 8 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

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

Time zone abbreviations: PST, HNP, PT

Full name is Pacific Standard Time
HNP – Heure Normale du Pacifique (French)
PT – Tiempo del Pacífico (Spanish)

Email time zone indicator: -0800

An email sent from someone in the PST time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0800" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0800" does not have to be in PST, 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 PST observed?

US states using PST in the winter and PDT during the summer

Canadian provinces using PST in the winter and PDT during the summer

Mexican states using PST in the winter and PDT during the summer

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example location in PST

Other time zones in North America

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

Time zones in other regions

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