Home > Time Zones > Abbreviations > WEST – Western European Summer Time

WEST – Western European Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time)

Also known as: WEDT – Western European Daylight Time

WEST is currently only used in a few locations

Africa: Only some locations are currently on WEST because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing WET.

Time zone map of WEST
Currently observing WEST.
Observes WEST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +1:00).
Currently observing WEST – Western European Summer Time.
Observes WEST – Western European Summer Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as WEST (UTC +1:00) but different time zone name.

Western European Summer Time (WEST) 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, Africa.

See full time zone map

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: WET (Western European Time).

Email time zone indicator: +0100

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

Where and when is WEST observed?


European countries/territories using WEST in the summer and WET in the winter

  • Canary Islands (Spain)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Portugal (including Madeira)


African countries using WEST in the summer and WET in the winter

  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara

Other time zones in UTC +1:00

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

WEST time now

Only used in a few locations


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • WEST will be observed in Lisbon until Oct 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM
  • WEST will be observed in Casablanca starting from Jul 19, 2015 at 2:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +1:00
  • 5 hours ahead of Washington DC

Find current time and time zone by city


Other names

WESZ – Westeuropäische Sommerzeit (German)

Example cities

Portugal – Lisbon (Summer)
Morocco – Casablanca (Summer)

Related time zones

WET – Western European Time (Standard Time)

Time Zone Map with DST

Time zone map

Time Zone Map