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PST – Pacific Standard Time / Pacific Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: PT – Pacific Time, NAPST – North American Pacific Standard Time

PST is currently only used in a few locations

North America: Only some locations are currently on PST because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing PDT.

Time zone map of PST
Currently observing PST.
Observes PST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -8:00).
Currently observing PST – Pacific Standard Time.
Observes PST – Pacific Standard Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as PST (UTC -8:00) but different time zone name.

Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: North America.

This time zone is often called Pacific Time.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: -0800

An email sent from someone in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0800" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0800" does not have to be in Pacific Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is PST observed?

North America

U.S. states using PST in the winter and PDT in the summer

  • California
  • Idaho - western counties Show

    Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone and north part of Idaho

  • Nevada
  • Oregon - except most of Malheur county
  • Washington

Canadian provinces/territories using PST in the winter and PDT in the summer

  • British Columbia - except for these eastern communities Show

    Cranbrook, Golden, Invermere which is in the MST/MDT zone

  • Yukon

Mexican states using PST in the winter and PDT in the summer

  • Baja California Norte

U.S. locations using PST all year

  • Metlakatla, Alaska

Other time zones in UTC -8:00

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

PST time now

Only used in a few locations

3:17:56PM

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • PST will be observed in Los Angeles starting from Nov 1, 2015 at 2:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC -8:00
  • 4 hours behind Washington DC
  • Most locations changed to PDT

PDT time now

4:17:56PM

Friday, May 29, 2015

UTC Offset: UTC -7:00

Go to PDT


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Other names

PT – Tiempo del Pacífico (Spanish)
HNP – Heure Normale du Pacifique (French)

Other time zones named PST

PST – Pitcairn Standard Time

Example cities

U.S.A. – Los Angeles (Winter)
U.S.A. – Metlakatla (All Year)

Related time zones

PDT – Pacific Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


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