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WET – Western European Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: GMT – Greenwich Mean Time

Time zone map of WET
Currently observing WET.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +0:00).
Currently observing WET – Western European Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as WET (UTC +0:00) but different time zone name.

Western European Time (WET) has no offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Europe, Africa.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use WEST (Western European Summer Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: +0000

An email sent from someone in the Western European Time (WET) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0000" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0000" does not have to be in Western European Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is WET observed?

Europe

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

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

Africa

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

  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara

WET time now

1:11:05AM

Saturday, December 27, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC +0:00
  • 5 hours ahead of Washington DC

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Other names

WEZ – Westeuropäische Zeit (German)

Example cities

Portugal – Lisbon (Winter)
Morocco – Casablanca (Winter)

Related time zones

WEST – Western European Summer Time (Daylight Time)


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