The Daylight Saving Time (DST) period in Brazil will soon come to an end. Clocks in many regions of the South American country will be turned back by 1 hour at midnight between Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2014. Only the southern states observe DST.
States affected by the switch
- Sao Paulo, São Paulo
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
- Brasilia, Distrito Federal
- Criciúma, Santa Catarina
- Curitiba, Paraná
- Goiânia, Goiás
- Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
- Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Do Sul
- Vitória, Espírito Santo
- Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
- Cuiabá, Mato Grosso (some exceptions)
Brazil time zone news
While there have been no changes in the rules governing seasonal time change in Brazil since the current DST period began, the state of Acre and parts of Amazonas switched time zones on November 10, 2013. Read more
Time in Brazil
Brazil has four time zones, stretching from UTC-2 to UTC-5 (standard time):
- UTC-2: includes areas such as the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
- UTC-3: this is largest time zone, comprising eastern and central areas, and including all states bordering the Atlantic coast (except some islands), from Pará and Amapá in the north to Rio Grande do Sul in the South; includes the Brazilian Federal District with the capital Brasilia.
- UTC-4: includes the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, and most of Amazonas.
- UTC-5: comprises the state of Acre and the westernmost part of Amazonas (west of Tabatinga / Porto Acre).