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Brazil Won't Change Clocks in 2019

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Published 8-Apr-2019

There will be no further clock changes in Brazil in 2019. It is still unclear whether the country aims to abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) altogether.

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Rio will not change its clocks this year.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the locations in Brazil that has been regularly changing its clocks in past years.

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No Clock Change in November 2019

According to a recent announcement, the country will not change its clocks for the upcoming DST period, which was scheduled to last from November 3, 2019 to February 16, 2020.

Uncertain Future for DST

It is expected, yet still uncertain, that the country will also halt all further clock changes. A government spokesperson stated that "this is the position for this year. For the next year, we will do further evaluation."

States Using DST in Brazil

Only some Brazilian states have observed yearly clock changes in the past. They are:

Time in Brazil

Brazil has four time zones, stretching from UTC-2 to UTC-5 (standard time):

  1. UTC-2: includes areas such as the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
  2. 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.
  3. UTC-4: includes the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, and most of Amazonas.
  4. UTC-5: comprises the state of Acre and the westernmost part of Amazonas (west of Tabatinga / Porto Acre).
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Current time in
Brasilia

1:53:34am

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Current time in
Manaus

12:53:34am

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Current time in
Rio Branco

11:53:34pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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