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


Published 23-Sep-2014. Changed 24-Oct-2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 01:00 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.

US, Canada & parts of Mexico end DST 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.

Most of Mexico also ends DST on Oct 26

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

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.

Luhansk and Donetsk join Moscow Time

The “Luhansk People's Republic” and the “Donetsk People's Republic”, both self-proclaimed separatist states in eastern Ukraine, switch to Moscow Time at 3:00 (3 am) on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

European countries with no DST

1 hour back or ahead?

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 end

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 most areas in 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 and some parts of Ukraine 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

Current time in London


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  2. One Hour Back or Forward?
  3. Savings or Saving?
  4. Pros and Cons of DST
  5. Your Health and DST
  6. Summer or Winter Time?
  7. History of DST
  8. History of DST in Europe
  9. US DST Changed in 2005

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