Europe sets clocks back as DST ends on Sunday, October 27, 2013
Daylight saving time (DST) in most of Europe will end at 01:00 UTC on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Most European countries are on "summer time" from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October every year.
US and Canada end DST on Sunday, November 3, 2013
Where is DST used in Europe?
Clocks will be turned back by 1 hour on October 27 in:
- all countries in the European Union (EU) - including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy
- most other European countries - including Norwayand Switzerland
The following countries do not observe DST, so no time change will happen there:
List of countries observing DST worldwide
Local times for the DST switch
Daylight saving time starts and ends simulatenously in all participating countries (01:00 UTC). However, as the European continent spans 5 time zones, local times for the upcoming switch vary:
|Time zone||Local time of DST switch||Notes|
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), observed in countries including the United Kingdom and Ireland;
DST ends at 2:00 a.m. (02:00) local time, when clocks move back 1 hour to 1:00 a.m. (01:00).
Iceland does not observe DST.
The United Kingdom and Ireland do not observe GMT during daylight saving time.
Central Europe Time (CET), observed in countries including France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Hungary, and Spain.
DST ends at 3:00 a.m. (03:00) local time, when clocks move back 1 hour to 2:00 a.m. (02:00).
Eastern European Time (EET), observed in countries including Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine.
DST ends at 4:00 a.m. (04:00) local time, when clocks move back 1 hour to 3:00 a.m. (03:00).
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), observed year-round in Kaliningrad (Russia) and Belarus.
No DST switch
Most of the western parts of Russia are in the Moscow time zone, Moscow Standard Time (MSK).
No DST switch
More details about Europe’s time zones and DST schedule, as well as a brief history of DST in Europe can be found on our website.