Clocks in southern Brazilian states will be turned back by 1 hour at midnight between Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, 2016, as Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends.
States Affected by the Switch
- São Paulo, São Paulo
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
- Brasilia, Distrito Federal
- Criciúma, Santa Catarina
- Curitiba, Paraná
- Goiânia, Goiás
- Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
- Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Do Sul
- Vitória, Espírito Santo
- Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
- Cuiabá, Mato Grosso (some exceptions)
Time in Brazil
Brazil has four time zones, stretching from UTC-2 to UTC-5 (standard time):
- UTC-2: includes areas such as the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
- UTC-3: this is largest time zone, comprising eastern and central areas, and including all states bordering the Atlantic coast (except some islands), from Pará and Amapá in the north to Rio Grande do Sul in the South; includes the Brazilian Federal District with the capital Brasilia.
- UTC-4: includes the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, and most of Amazonas.
- UTC-5: comprises the state of Acre and the westernmost part of Amazonas (west of Tabatinga / Porto Acre).
Current time in
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Daylight Saving Time – DST
- One Hour Back or Forward?
- What Is Standard Time?
- Savings or Saving?
- Pros and Cons of DST
- Your Health and DST
- Is Summer Time the Same as DST?
- Winter Time or Standard Time?
- History of DST
- DST in the USA
- History of DST in Europe
- How Does DST Work?
- DST Statistics