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WAT – West Africa Time (Standard Time)

Time zone map of WAT
Currently observing WAT.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +1).
Currently observing WAT – West Africa Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as WAT (UTC +1) but different time zone name.

West Africa Time (WAT) is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. This time zone is in use during standard time in: Africa.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use WAST (West Africa Summer Time) in the summer.

Email Time Zone Indicator: +0100

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

Where and When is WAT Observed?

Africa

African countries using WAT in the winter and WAST in the summer:

  • Namibia

African countries using WAT all year:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Congo Dem. Republic - Western regionShow

    Includes Kinshasa

  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Niger
  • Nigeria

Other Time Zones in UTC +1

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

WAT time now

12:04:12AM

Sunday, July 24, 2016

  • WAT will be observed in Windhoek until Sep 4, 2016 at 2:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +1
  • 5 hours ahead of Washington DC

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WAST – West Africa Summer Time (Daylight Time)


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