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Clocks Go Back One Hour in Europe Sunday, Oct 25, 2015


Published 27-Sep-2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:00 UTC, clocks will be set back one hour when Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends in most of Europe.

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Summer time ends in most of Europe.

Clocks will go back one hour in the striped areas and Russia.

Lighter Mornings – Darker Nights

Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Sunday, October 25, 2015, than the day before, so there will be more light in the morning.

Same Time All Over Europe

European countries synchronize their DST, which starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. It includes:

European Countries With No DST

A few European countries don't use DST at all: Belarus, Iceland, Georgia, Armenia, and Russia.

Turkey DST Extended

Due to general elections, the authorities have reported that Turkey delays the end of DST 2015 by two weeks.

Normally, Turkey is in sync with the rest of Europe. However, this year, clocks there will be turned back one hour from 4:00 (4 am) to 3:00 (3 am) local time on Sunday, November 8, 2015, to keep the evenings light while people cast their votes.

Most of Mexico Also Ends DST on Oct 25

In most parts of Mexico, DST also ends on Sunday, October 25. Clocks are set back 1 hour from 2:00 (2 am) to 1:00 (1 am) local time.

However, the northern Mexican border towns, like Tijuana and Juarez City (Ciudad Juárez), follow the USA's DST schedule, and set their clocks back one week later, on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2:00 (2 am) local time.

A few Mexican cities, like Hermosillo, don't use DST at all.

One Hour Back or Ahead?

To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind one of these sayings:“Spring forward, fall back” or “Spring ahead, fall behind.” The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour) in the spring when DST starts, and falls back one hour (= gaining one hour) when DST ends in the fall.

Local Times in Europe for DST End

Time Zone during DSTLocal time of DST endTime Zone after DST - Standard time

British Summer Time (BST) used in UK and Ireland during summer

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 2:00 (2 am) local time.
Clocks are set back one 1 hour to 1:00 (1 am).

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

UTC offset: None

Western European Summer Time (WEST) observed in Portugal, Faroe Islands and the Canary Islands.

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 2:00 (2 am) local time. Clocks are set back one 1 hour to 1:00 (1 am).

Western European Time (WET)

UTC offset: None

Central European Summer Time (CEST), used in countries including France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Hungary, and Spain.

UTC offset: +2 hours

DST ends at 3:00 (3 am) local time, when clocks are set back 1 hour to 2:00 (2 am).

Central European Time (CET)

UTC offset: +1 hour

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), observed in countries including Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, and most areas in Ukraine.

UTC offset: +3 hours

DST ends at 4:00 (4 am) local time, when clocks are set back 1 hour to 3:00 (3 am).

Eastern European Time (EET)

UTC offset: +2 hours

Most of the western parts of Russia and some parts of Ukraine are in the Moscow time zone, Moscow Standard Time (MSK).

UTC offset: UTC +4 hours

Russia re-introduced permanent Standard Time in 2014.

Moscow Standard Time (MSK)

UTC offset: UTC +3 hours


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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. Is Summer Time the Same as DST?
  7. Winter Time or Standard Time?
  8. History of DST
  9. DST in the USA
  10. History of DST in Europe
  11. How Does DST Work?
  12. DST Statistics

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