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Clocks go back 1 hour in Europe Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 (1 am) UTC clocks will be set back one hour when Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends in most of Europe.

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Summer Time ends in most of Europe.
Clocks will go back one hour in the striped areas and Russia.

Local time for DST end in Europe

More light in the morning

Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Sunday, October 26, 2014 than the day before, so there will be more light in the morning.

Mexico DST divided

Most of Mexico also ends DST on Sunday, October 26, when cloks are set back 1 hour from 3am (03:00) to 2pm (02:00) local time. However, the northern Mexican border towns, like Tijuana and Juarez City (Ciudad Juárez), follow the USA's DST schedule, and set their clocks back one week later, on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2:00 (2 am) local time. A few Mexican cities, like Hermosillo do not observe DST at all.

US & Canada ends DST Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

Same time all over Europe

European countries synchronize their DST, which starts the last Sunday of March and ends the last Sunday of October.

Where and when do the clocks change next?

Clocks go back “for good” in Russia

Clocks across Russia will also be moved back 1 hour on Sunday, October 26. However, the Russians will not be setting their clocks forward again 1 hour along with the rest of Europe on Sunday, March 29, 2015, but will remain on Standard Time (winter time) permanently.

European countries with no DST

Clocks back or forward?

The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour) in the spring when DST starts, and falls back one hour (= gaining one hour) when DST ends in the fall. To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind one of these sayings:“Spring forward, fall back” or “Spring ahead, fall behind.”

Local times in Europe for DST Switch

Time Zone during DSTLocal time of DST endTime Zone after DST - Standard time

British Summer Time (BST) used in UK and Ireland during summer

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 2:00 (2 am) local time.
Clocks are set back one 1 hour to 1:00 (1 am).

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

UTC offset: None

Western European Summer Time (WEST) observed in Portugal, Faroe Islands and the Canary Islands.

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 2:00 (2 am) local time. Clocks are set back one 1 hour to 1:00 (1 am).

Western European Time (WET)

UTC offset: None

Central European Summer Time (CEST), used in countries including France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Hungary, and Spain.

UTC offset: +2 hours

DST ends at 3:00 (3 am) local time, when clocks are set back 1 hour to 2:00 (2 am).

Central European Time (CET)

UTC offset: +1 hour

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), observed in countries including Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine.

UTC offset: +3 hours

DST ends at 4:00 (4 am) local time, when clocks are set back 1 hour to 3:00 (3 am).

Eastern European Time (EET)

UTC offset: +2 hours

Most of the western parts of Russia are in the Moscow time zone, Moscow Standard Time (MSK).

UTC offset: UTC +4 hours

Russia re-introduces permanent Standard Time in 2014.

Time Zone Change at at 2:00 (2 am) local time when clocks are set back 1 hour to 1:00 (1 am).

Moscow Standard Time (MSK)

UTC offset: UTC +3 hours

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