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Brazil Starts DST Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Published 5-Oct-2015

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, clocks in parts of Brazil will be set forward one hour from 00:00 (midnight) to 01:00 (1 am) local time as Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts.

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DST in Brazil starts on October 18, 2015.

Time Zones in Brazil: The striped areas observe DST. The green, yellow and blue areas do not use DST.

Ends in February 2016

DST ends again Sunday, February 21, 2016, 00:00 (midnight) as clocks are turned backward one hour to 23:00 (11 pm) local time.

Brazilian States With DST

The majority of Brazilian states will use Daylight Saving Time in 2015/2016:

Brazilian Regions Without DST

Several Brazilian regions remain on standard time all year and don't use DST at all. These include: Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, Tocantins, and some regions of Mato Grosso.

Four Time Zones 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).

Daylight Saving Time – DST

  1. One Hour Back or Forward?
  2. What Is Standard Time?
  3. Savings or Saving?
  4. Pros and Cons of DST
  5. Your Health and DST
  6. Summer or Winter Time?
  7. History of DST
  8. DST in the USA
  9. History of DST in Europe
  10. How Does DST Work?
  11. DST Statistics

Time Zones & DST

Daylight Saving Time Changes

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Current time in
Brasilia

3:54:39am

Friday, February 23, 2018

Current time in
Manaus

2:54:39am

Friday, February 23, 2018

Current time in
Rio Branco

1:54:39am

Friday, February 23, 2018


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