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DST ends as clocks go back in Europe Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

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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 and southern Mexico.

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Summer time ends: Clocks will go back one hour in the striped areas, except for Iceland and Belarus.

Local time for DST end in Europe

USA & Canada end DST Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

More light in the morning

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

Sunrise and sunset times

DST starts again in Europe on
Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 1:00 (1 am) when clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 2:00 (2 am).

Where and when do clocks change next?

Same time all over Europe

All participating countries in Europe synchronize their DST, which starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, including:

Time Zones in Europe

DST returns in Russia

Clocks across Russia will also be moved back one hour on Sunday, October 26. In 2014 a new law was introduced by Russian president Vladimir Putin abolishing Russia's permanent "summer time", which was introduced in 2011.

European countries with no DST

Clocks back or forward?

The clock moves ahead (= skips one hour) in the spring when DST starts, and falls back one hour (= adds one hour) when DST ends in the fall (autumn). To make it easier to remember which way the clock goes, keep in mind one of these sayings:spring forward – fall back or spring ahead, fall behind.

Local time in Europe

Local times for the Europe DST switch

Daylight Saving Time ends at the same time, at 1:00 (1 am) UTC. However, as the European continent spans 5 time zones, local times vary:

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: None

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

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

UTC offset: +1 hr

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

UTC offset: None

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

Western European Time (WET)

UTC offset: +1 hr

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

UTC offset: +1 hr

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

Central European Time (CET)

UTC offset: +2 hrs

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

UTC offset: +2 hrs

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

Eastern European Time (EET)

UTC offset: +3 hrs

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

UTC offset: UTC +4 hrs

Russia re-introduces DST in 2014.

DST ends at 2:00 (2 am) local time when clocks move back 1 hour to 1:00 (1 am).

Moscow Standard Time (MSK)

UTC offset: UTC +3 hrs

More details about Europe’s time zones and DST schedule   |   A brief history of DST in Europe

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