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Chile Delays DST Start

Chile is delaying the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) by one week this year.

Cityscape of Santiago, Chile at sunset with the Andes mountains layering behind the high rise buildings. The buildings are standing close and a big tower reflecting the Sun is in the right, top corner of the image. The sky is pastel yellow and blue.

The Sun will set one hour later in Santiago, Chile, on September 11, 2022. Aerial view of Sanhattan, the financial district in Chile's capital.

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In Chile, clocks will be turned forward 1 hour from 00.00 (midnight) to 01:00 (1 am) local time on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

The delay is because Chileans are voting over a new constitution on September 4, 2022.

Ends in April 2023

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends again on the first Sunday in April—according to the regular schedule. As a result, the 2022-23 DST period in Chile will be one week shorter.

The clocks will be turned back 1 hour from 00:00 (midnight) on Sunday, April 2, to 23:00 (11 pm) local time on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

The Ministry of the Interior and Public Security in Chile announced the change on August 9, 2022.

Time in Chile

Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 4 hours behind UTC (UTC -4). During DST, clocks are set forward one hour to Chile Summer Time (CLST), at UTC-3.

The Magallanes region and Chilean Antarctica have permanent DST and stay on CLST all year.