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BST – British Summer Time / British Daylight Time (Daylight Saving Time)

Also known as: BDT – British Daylight Time, BDST – British Daylight Saving Time

BST is currently not used at all

Europe: BST is currently not observed because locations are on standard time and are observing GMT.

Time zone map of BST
No locations currently on BST.
Observes BST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +1:00).
No locations are currently on BST – British Summer Time.
Observes BST – British Summer Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as BST (UTC +1:00) but different time zone name.

British Summer Time (BST) is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a DST (daylight saving time) time zone and is used in: Europe.

This time zone is often called British Summer Time.

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Winter Time & DST

This time zone is a daylight saving/summer time zone, in the winter some places will switch to the corresponding standard time zone: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Email time zone indicator: +0100

An email sent from someone in the British Summer Time (BST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0100" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0100" does not have to be in British Summer Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is BST observed?


European countries/territories using BST in the summer and GMT in the winter

  • Isle of Man
  • United Kingdom - main islands Show

    England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

Other time zones in UTC +1:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as BST, but can be found under a different name:

No locations currently on BST

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Other time zones named BST

BST – Bangladesh Standard Time
BST – Bougainville Standard Time

Example cities

United Kingdom – London (Summer)

Related time zones

GMT – Greenwich Mean Time (Standard Time)
IST – Irish Standard Time (Summer Time - Ireland)

Time Zone Map with DST

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