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End of DST in Europe 2022

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, clocks will be set back 1 hour in most of Europe as Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends.

A map showing time zones in Europe.
A map showing time zones in Europe.

The colored areas with stripes will change their clocks on October 30, 2022.

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When Do Clocks Change in Europe?

Clocks in most European countries are turned back by 1 hour on October 30, 2022 at 01:00 UTC. Since Europe spans several time zones, the switch occurs at different local times (see table below).

DST in Europe starts again on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

As always, the US will end DST a week after Europe, on November 6, 2022.

Removing DST in the EU Stalls

In 2019, the European Parliament voted to remove Daylight Saving Time in the European Union. The vote was passed and progressed to the European Council, but this is where it faltered.

The European Council has still not started negotiations as other issues, such as Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the conflict in Ukraine complicated matters further. Thus, it seems unlikely that any changes to DST in the EU will take place anytime soon.

Time Change in Europe

Time changes in Europe are synchronized. According to the current EU rules, DST starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. Participating countries are:

European countries that do not have DST include Russia, Iceland, and Belarus.

DST End: European Local Times

Time Zone during DSTLocal Time of DST EndTime Zone after DST (standard time)

British Summer Time (BST) used in the UK during summer.

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 02:00 (2 am) local time.
Clocks are set back 1 hour to 01:00 (1 am).

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

UTC offset: None

Irish Standard Time (IST) used in Ireland during summer.

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 02:00 (2 am) local time.
Clocks are set back 1 hour to 01:00 (1 am).

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

UTC offset: None

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

UTC offset: +1 hour

DST ends at 02:00 (2 am) local time.
Clocks are set back 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.
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.
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 +3 hours