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Daylight Saving Time–first half of 1998

Daylight saving time is often incorrectly referred to as “daylight savings time”. In some countries, it is also called “summer time”. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.

This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview over which countries and territories that observed DST during first half of 19981998.

Current country/territory names, rather than historic country names are displayed, so the list could contain countries that did not exist at the time.

This table is sorted by UTC time, in the order the changes occur.
Click on the example links for more details on the clock change.

Also see the page for second half of 1998 or the overview over start and end times for 1998 sorted by country.

 Local time change  
Time in UTCChange fromdirectionChange to Country affectedExample locations
Mar 1 at 02:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Feb 28 and Sun, Mar 1back toSat 11:00 PMBrazil - Most of locations observing DSTBrasilia (Distrito Federal)
Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)
Salvador (Bahia)
São Paulo (São Paulo)
Mar 1 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Feb 28 and Sun, Mar 1back toSat 11:00 PMBrazil - Some of locations observing DSTBarra do Garças (Mato Grosso)
Paraguay - All locationsAsuncion
Mar 14 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 15 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTSouth Pole
New Zealand - Most locationsAuckland
Wellington
Mar 14 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 15 at 3:45 AMback toSun 2:45 AMNew Zealand - Some locationsChatham Islands (Chatham Islands)
Mar 15 at 03:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 14 at 10:00 PMback toSat 9:00 PMChile - Some locationsEaster Island
Mar 15 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 14 and Sun, Mar 15back toSat 11:00 PMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTPalmer Station
Chile - Most locationsPunta Arenas
Santiago
Mar 19 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Mar 19 and Fri, Mar 20forward toFri 1:00 AMIsrael - All locationsJerusalem
Tel Aviv
Mar 21 at 20:30:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 21 and Sun, Mar 22forward toSun 1:00 AMIran - All locationsKaraj
Tehran
Mar 28 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsAnadyr
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Pevek
Mar 28 at 15:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMMongolia - Some locationsChoibalsan
Mar 28 at 15:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:30 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTLord Howe Island (Lord Howe Island)
Mar 28 at 15:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsMagadan
Srednekolymsk
Mar 28 at 16:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMMongolia - Most locationsUlaanbaatar
Mar 28 at 16:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsKomsomolsk-on-Amur
Verkhoyansk
Vladivostok
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Mar 28 at 16:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTCanberra (Australian Capital Territory)
Hobart (Tasmania)
Melbourne (Victoria)
Sydney (New South Wales)
Mar 28 at 16:30:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTAdelaide (South Australia)
Mar 28 at 17:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMMongolia - Some locationsHovd
Mar 28 at 17:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsChita
Tiksi
Yakutsk
Mar 28 at 18:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsIrkutsk
Mar 28 at 19:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsKhatanga
Krasnoyarsk
Norilsk
Mar 28 at 20:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMGeorgia - Most locationsTbilisi
Mar 28 at 20:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMKazakhstan - Most locationsAlmaty
Astana
Russia - Some locationsNovosibirsk
Omsk
Mar 28 at 21:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMKazakhstan - Some locationsAqtobe
Russia - Some locationsChelyabinsk
Perm
Ufa
Yekaterinburg
Mar 28 at 21:30:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:30 AMforward toSun 3:30 AMKyrgyzstan - All locationsBishkek
Mar 28 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMCyprus - All locationsNicosia
Lebanon - All locationsBeirut
Mar 28 at 22:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMArmenia - All locationsYerevan
Kazakhstan - Some locationsOral
Russia - Some locationsSamara
Mar 28 at 23:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 1:00 AMforward toSun 2:00 AMTurkey - All locationsAnkara
Istanbul
Mar 28 at 23:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsBelushya Guba
Kazan
Moscow
Murmansk
Novgorod
Saint-Petersburg
Mar 29 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMBelarus - All locationsMinsk
Estonia - All locationsTallinn
Russia - Some locationsKaliningrad
Mar 29 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 4:00 AMforward toSun 5:00 AMAzerbaijan - All locationsBaku
Mar 29 at 01:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 28 at 10:00 PMforward toSat 11:00 PMGreenland - Most of locations observing DSTKangerlussuaq
Nuuk
Qaanaaq
Mar 29 at 01:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMGreenland - Some of locations observing DSTIttoqqortoormiit
Portugal - Some locationsAngra do Heroísmo (Azores)
Ponta Delgada (Azores)
Mar 29 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 1:00 AMforward toSun 2:00 AMFaroe Islands - All locationsTórshavn (Faroe Islands)
Ireland - All locationsDublin
Isle of Man - All locationsDouglas
Portugal - Most locationsLisbon
Spain - Some locationsLas Palmas (Canary Islands)
United Kingdom - All of locations observing DSTBelfast (Northern Ireland)
Cardiff (Wales)
Edinburgh (Scotland)
Glasgow (Scotland)
London (England)
Mar 29 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMAlbania - All locationsTirana
Andorra - All locationsAndorra La Vella
Austria - All locationsVienna (Vienna)
Belgium - All locationsBrussels
Bosnia and Herzegovina - All locationsSarajevo
Croatia - All locationsZagreb
Czech Republic - All locationsPrague
Denmark - All locationsCopenhagen
France - All of locations observing DSTParis
Germany - All locationsBerlin (Berlin)
Frankfurt (Hesse)
Gibraltar - All locationsGibraltar
Holy See (Vatican City) - All locationsVatican City
Hungary - All locationsBudapest
Italy - All locationsMilan
Rome
Kosovo - All locationsPristina
Liechtenstein - All locationsVaduz
Luxembourg - All locationsLuxembourg
Macedonia, Republic of - All locationsSkopje
Malta - All locationsValletta
Monaco - All locationsMonaco
Montenegro - All locationsPodgorica
Netherlands - All of locations observing DSTAmsterdam
Norway - All locationsHammerfest
Longyearbyen (Svalbard)
Oslo
Poland - All locationsWarsaw
San Marino - All locationsSan Marino
Serbia - All locationsBelgrade
Slovakia - All locationsBratislava
Slovenia - All locationsLjubljana
Spain - Most locationsBarcelona (Barcelona)
Madrid
Palma (Majorca)
Sweden - All locationsStockholm
Switzerland - All locationsBern (Bern)
Geneva (Geneva)
Zürich (Zurich)
Mar 29 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 3:00 AMno changeSun 3:00 AMLithuania - All locationsVilnius
Mar 29 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 29 at 3:00 AMforward toSun 4:00 AMBulgaria - All locationsSofia
Finland - All locationsHelsinki
Kemi
Rovaniemi
Georgia - Some locationsSukhumi
Greece - All locationsAthens
Latvia - All locationsRiga
Moldova - All locationsChisinau
Romania - All locationsBucharest
Ukraine - All locationsKyiv
Odesa
Simferopol (Auton. Republic of Crimea)
Mar 29 at 05:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 28 and Sun, Mar 29forward toSun 1:00 AMCuba - All locationsHavana
Mar 29 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sun, Mar 29 and Mon, Mar 30forward toMon 1:00 AMSyria - All locationsDamascus
Apr 1 at 00:00:00 UTCWed, Apr 1 at 3:00 AMforward toWed 4:00 AMIraq - All locationsBaghdad
Apr 2 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Apr 2 and Fri, Apr 3forward toFri 1:00 AMGaza Strip - All locationsGaza
Jordan - All locationsAmman
West Bank - All locationsBethlehem
Apr 5 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMNamibia - All locationsWindhoek
Apr 5 at 03:31:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 12:01 AMforward toSun 1:01 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTSt. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Apr 5 at 04:01:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 12:01 AMforward toSun 1:01 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTHappy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Saint John (New Brunswick)
Apr 5 at 05:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMSaint Pierre and Miquelon - All locationsSaint-Pierre
Apr 5 at 06:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMBermuda - All locationsHamilton
Canada - Some of locations observing DSTHalifax (Nova Scotia)
Greenland - Some of locations observing DSTThule Air Base
Apr 5 at 07:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTMontreal (Quebec)
Ottawa (Ontario)
Pond Inlet (Nunavut Territory)
Québec (Quebec)
Toronto (Ontario)
Mexico - Some locationsCancún (Quintana Roo)
The Bahamas - All locationsNassau
Turks and Caicos Islands - All locationsCockburn Town
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAtlanta (Georgia)
Augusta (Maine)
Baltimore (Maryland)
Boston (Massachusetts)
Charleston (West Virginia)
Columbia (South Carolina)
Columbus (Ohio)
Concord (New Hampshire)
Detroit (Michigan)
Hartford (Connecticut)
Louisville (Kentucky)
Miami (Florida)
Montpelier (Vermont)
New York (New York)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Raleigh (North Carolina)
Richmond (Virginia)
Washington DC (District of Columbia)
Apr 5 at 08:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTBaker Lake (Nunavut Territory)
Eureka (Nunavut Territory)
Resolute Bay (Nunavut Territory)
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Mexico - Most locationsAcapulco (Guerrero)
Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes)
Guadalajara (Jalisco)
Mexico City (Federal District)
Veracruz (Veracruz)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAustin (Texas)
Bismarck (North Dakota)
Chicago (Illinois)
Dallas (Texas)
Des Moines (Iowa)
Houston (Texas)
Jackson (Mississippi)
Kansas City (Missouri)
Lincoln (Nebraska)
Little Rock (Arkansas)
Madison (Wisconsin)
Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
Minneapolis (Minnesota)
Montgomery (Alabama)
Nashville (Tennessee)
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
St. Louis (Missouri)
St. Paul (Minnesota)
Topeka (Kansas)
Apr 5 at 09:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTCalgary (Alberta)
Edmonton (Alberta)
Inuvik (Northwest Territories)
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
Mexico - Some locationsHermosillo (Sonora)
Mazatlan (Sinaloa)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAlbuquerque (New Mexico)
Billings (Montana)
Boise (Idaho)
Cheyenne (Wyoming)
Denver (Colorado)
Rapid City (South Dakota)
Salt Lake City (Utah)
Apr 5 at 09:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 3:00 AMno changeSun 3:00 AMMexico - Some locationsChihuahua (Chihuahua)
Apr 5 at 10:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTVancouver (British Columbia)
Whitehorse (Yukon Territory)
Mexico - Some locationsMexicali (Baja California)
Tijuana (Baja California)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTLas Vegas (Nevada)
Los Angeles (California)
Portland (Oregon)
Sacramento (California)
Salem (Oregon)
San Diego (California)
San Francisco (California)
San Jose (California)
Seattle (Washington)
Apr 5 at 11:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAnchorage (Alaska)
Fairbanks (Alaska)
Unalaska (Alaska)
Apr 5 at 12:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 5 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAdak (Alaska)
Apr 19 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 18 and Sun, Apr 19back toSat 11:00 PMFalkland Islands - All locationsStanley
Apr 23 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Apr 23 and Fri, Apr 24forward toFri 1:00 AMEgypt - All locationsCairo

Daylight Saving Time for other years

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1996first half of 1996second half of 1996
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1998first half of 1998second half of 1998
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