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Daylight Saving Time–first half of 2003

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 20032003.

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 2003 or the overview over start and end times for 2003 sorted by country.

 Local time change  
Time in UTCChange fromdirectionChange to Country affectedExample locations
Feb 16 at 02:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Feb 15 and Sun, Feb 16back toSat 11:00 PMBrazil - Most of locations observing DSTBrasilia (Distrito Federal)
Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)
Salvador (Bahia)
São Paulo (São Paulo)
Feb 16 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Feb 15 and Sun, Feb 16back toSat 11:00 PMBrazil - Some of locations observing DSTBarra do Garças (Mato Grosso)
Mar 9 at 03:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 8 at 10:00 PMback toSat 9:00 PMChile - Some locationsEaster Island
Mar 9 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 8 and Sun, Mar 9back toSat 11:00 PMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTPalmer Station
Chile - Most locationsPunta Arenas
Santiago
Mar 15 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 16 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTSouth Pole
New Zealand - Most locationsAuckland
Wellington
Mar 15 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 16 at 3:45 AMback toSun 2:45 AMNew Zealand - Some locationsChatham Islands (Chatham Islands)
Mar 21 at 20:30:00 UTCMidnight between Fri, Mar 21 and Sat, Mar 22forward toSat 1:00 AMIran - All locationsKaraj
Tehran
Mar 27 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Mar 27 and Fri, Mar 28forward toFri 1:00 AMJordan - All locationsAmman
Mar 27 at 23:00:00 UTCFri, Mar 28 at 1:00 AMforward toFri 2:00 AMIsrael - All locationsJerusalem
Tel Aviv
Mar 28 at 17:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSat 3:00 AMMongolia - Some locationsChoibalsan
Mar 28 at 18:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSat 3:00 AMMongolia - Most locationsUlaanbaatar
Mar 28 at 19:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSat 3:00 AMMongolia - Some locationsHovd
Mar 29 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsAnadyr
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Pevek
Mar 29 at 15:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:30 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTLord Howe Island (Lord Howe Island)
Mar 29 at 15:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsMagadan
Srednekolymsk
Mar 29 at 16:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsKomsomolsk-on-Amur
Verkhoyansk
Vladivostok
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Mar 29 at 16:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 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 29 at 16:30:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTAdelaide (South Australia)
Mar 29 at 17:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsChita
Tiksi
Yakutsk
Mar 29 at 18:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsIrkutsk
Mar 29 at 19:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsKhatanga
Krasnoyarsk
Norilsk
Mar 29 at 20:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 29 and Sun, Mar 30forward toSun 1:00 AMGeorgia - Most locationsTbilisi
Mar 29 at 20:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMKazakhstan - Most locationsAlmaty
Astana
Russia - Some locationsNovosibirsk
Omsk
Mar 29 at 21:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMKazakhstan - Some locationsAqtobe
Russia - Some locationsChelyabinsk
Perm
Ufa
Yekaterinburg
Mar 29 at 21:30:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:30 AMforward toSun 3:30 AMKyrgyzstan - All locationsBishkek
Mar 29 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 29 and Sun, Mar 30forward toSun 1:00 AMLebanon - All locationsBeirut
Mar 29 at 22:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMArmenia - All locationsYerevan
Kazakhstan - Some locationsOral
Russia - Some locationsSamara
Mar 29 at 23:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 1:00 AMforward toSun 2:00 AMTurkey - All locationsAnkara
Istanbul
Mar 29 at 23:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMRussia - Some locationsBelushya Guba
Kazan
Moscow
Murmansk
Novgorod
Saint-Petersburg
Mar 30 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMBelarus - All locationsMinsk
Russia - Some locationsKaliningrad
Mar 30 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 4:00 AMforward toSun 5:00 AMAzerbaijan - All locationsBaku
Mar 30 at 01:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 29 at 10:00 PMforward toSat 11:00 PMGreenland - Most of locations observing DSTKangerlussuaq
Nuuk
Qaanaaq
Mar 30 at 01:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 29 and Sun, Mar 30forward toSun 1:00 AMGreenland - Some of locations observing DSTIttoqqortoormiit
Portugal - Some locationsAngra do Heroísmo (Azores)
Ponta Delgada (Azores)
Mar 30 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 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 30 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 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 30 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 30 at 3:00 AMforward toSun 4:00 AMBulgaria - All locationsSofia
Cyprus - All locationsNicosia
Estonia - All locationsTallinn
Finland - All locationsHelsinki
Kemi
Rovaniemi
Georgia - Some locationsSukhumi
Greece - All locationsAthens
Latvia - All locationsRiga
Lithuania - All locationsVilnius
Moldova - All locationsChisinau
Romania - All locationsBucharest
Ukraine - All locationsKyiv
Odesa
Simferopol (Auton. Republic of Crimea)
Mar 31 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Mon, Mar 31 and Tue, Apr 1forward toTue 1:00 AMSyria - All locationsDamascus
Apr 1 at 00:00:00 UTCTue, Apr 1 at 3:00 AMforward toTue 4:00 AMIraq - All locationsBaghdad
Apr 6 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMNamibia - All locationsWindhoek
Apr 6 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 5 and Sun, Apr 6back toSat 11:00 PMParaguay - All locationsAsuncion
Apr 6 at 03:31:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 12:01 AMforward toSun 1:01 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTSt. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Apr 6 at 04:01:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 12:01 AMforward toSun 1:01 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTHappy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Saint John (New Brunswick)
Apr 6 at 05:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 5 and Sun, Apr 6forward toSun 1:00 AMCuba - All locationsHavana
Apr 6 at 05:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMSaint Pierre and Miquelon - All locationsSaint-Pierre
Apr 6 at 06:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 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 6 at 07:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTMontreal (Quebec)
Ottawa (Ontario)
Pond Inlet (Nunavut Territory)
Québec (Quebec)
Toronto (Ontario)
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 6 at 08:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 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 of locations observing DSTAcapulco (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 6 at 09:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTCalgary (Alberta)
Edmonton (Alberta)
Inuvik (Northwest Territories)
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
Mexico - Some of locations observing DSTMazatlan (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 6 at 10:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTVancouver (British Columbia)
Whitehorse (Yukon Territory)
Mexico - Some of locations observing DSTMexicali (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 6 at 11:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAnchorage (Alaska)
Fairbanks (Alaska)
Unalaska (Alaska)
Apr 6 at 12:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAdak (Alaska)
Apr 17 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Apr 17 and Fri, Apr 18forward toFri 1:00 AMGaza Strip - All locationsGaza
West Bank - All locationsBethlehem
Apr 20 at 05:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 20 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMFalkland Islands - All locationsStanley
Apr 24 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Apr 24 and Fri, Apr 25forward toFri 1:00 AMEgypt - All locationsCairo

Daylight Saving Time for other years

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2001first half of 2001second half of 2001
2002first half of 2002second half of 2002
2003first half of 2003second half of 2003
2004first half of 2004second half of 2004
2005first half of 2005second half of 2005

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