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

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

North America: PST is currently not observed because locations are on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing PDT.

Time zone map of PST
No locations currently on PST.
Observes PST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -8).
No locations are currently on 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) but different time zone name.

Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. This time zone is in use during standard time 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 some eastern communities Show

    Cranbrook, Golden, Invermere are in the MST/MDT zone; Creston, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, and most of Peace River Regional District (except Fort Ware) observe MST all year

  • Yukon

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

  • Baja California

Other Time Zones in UTC -8

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


No locations currently on PST


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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

USA – Los Angeles (Winter)

Related time zones

PDT – Pacific Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


Time Zone Map with DST

Time zone map

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