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Clocks Go Back 1 Hour in Europe Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

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Published 21-Sep-2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 01:00 UTC, clocks will be set back 1 hour when Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends in most of Europe.

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DST ends in most of Europe Oct 30, 2016.

Clocks will go back one hour in the striped areas of Europe.

Lighter Mornings

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Sunday, October 30, 2016, than the day before, so there will be more light in the morning as Europe returns to standard time.

Changes at the Same Time

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

No DST in Russia

Russia does observe use DST. Other European countries that don't use DST include Iceland, Belarus, Georgia, and Armenia.

Turkey Scraps DST

On September 7, 2016, Turkey decided to end DST permanently. Come October 30; Turkey will not set their clocks back 1 hour, but will remain on a UTC offset of plus 3 hours (UTC+3), all year.

The occupied territory of Northern Cyprus will follow mainland Turkey, effectively creating 2 time zones on Cyprus.

Set Clocks 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 clocks spring ahead (= losing 1 hour) in the spring when DST starts, and fall behind 1 hour (= gaining 1 hour) when DST ends in the fall.

DST End: European Local Times

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 02:00 (2 am) local time.
Clocks are set back one 1 hour to 01:00 (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 02:00 (2 am) local time. Clocks are set back one 1 hour to 01:00 (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 03:00 (3 am) local time, when clocks are set back 1 hour to 02:00 (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 04:00 (4 am) local time, when clocks are set back 1 hour to 03:00 (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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