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Europe sets clocks back as DST ends on Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Published 23-Sep-2013

Daylight saving time (DST) in most of Europe will end at 01:00 UTC on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Most European countries are on "summer time" from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October every year.

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Daylight saving time in Europe: DST will end in the striped areas.

US and Canada end DST on Sunday, November 3, 2013

Upcoming DST dates worldwide

Where is DST used in Europe?

Clocks will be turned back by 1 hour on October 27 in:

The following countries do not observe DST, so no time change will happen there:

List of countries observing DST worldwide

Local times for the DST switch

Daylight saving time starts and ends simulatenously in all participating countries (01:00 UTC). However, as the European continent spans 5 time zones, local times for the upcoming switch vary:

Time zoneLocal time of DST switchNotes

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), observed in countries including the United Kingdom and Ireland;

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

UTC offset:
None / UTC +1 hr (Standard Time / DST)

DST ends at 2:00 a.m. (02:00) local time, when clocks move back 1 hour to 1:00 a.m. (01:00).

Iceland does not observe DST.

The United Kingdom and Ireland do not observe GMT during daylight saving time.

Central Europe Time (CET), observed in countries including France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Hungary, and Spain.

UTC offset:
UTC +1 hr / UTC +2 hrs (Standard Time / DST)

DST ends at 3:00 a.m. (03:00) local time, when clocks move back 1 hour to 2:00 a.m. (02:00).

 

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

UTC offset:
UTC +2 hrs / UTC +3 hrs (Standard Time / DST)

DST ends at 4:00 a.m. (04:00) local time, when clocks move back 1 hour to 3:00 a.m. (03:00).

 

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), observed year-round in Kaliningrad (Russia) and Belarus.

UTC offset:
UTC +3 hrs

No DST switch

Belarus abolished seasonal time change in 2011.

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

UTC offset:
UTC +4 hrs

No DST switch

Russia abolished seasonal time change in 2011.

More details about Europe’s time zones and DST schedule, as well as a brief history of DST in Europe can be found on our website.

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