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DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Published 17-Feb-2017

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, clocks will be set forward 1 hour in most of Europe when Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts.

A map of time zones and DST in Europe.

Summer time starts in most of Europe.

Clocks will go forward 1 hour in the striped areas in Europe on March 26, 2017.

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Most countries in Europe will set their clocks forward 1 hour at 01:00 UTC. Local time for the change is different in each time zone; see table below for more details.

More Light in the Evening

In local time, sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Sunday, March 26, 2017 than the day before, resulting in more daylight in the evening.

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:

European Countries Without DST

Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Iceland, Russia, and Turkey don't use DST and remain on standard time all year.

Turkey Scraps DST

Last year Turkey decided to end DST permanently. On March 26, the country will keep observing the same local time, which is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3).

The occupied territory of Northern Cyprus follows mainland Turkey, and so when the rest of Cyprus adds 1 hour for DST, the whole island will have the same local time.

Local Times in Europe for DST Start

Time Zone During DSTDST StartsStandard Time Zone (no DST)

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

UTC offset: +1 hour

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

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

UTC offset: None

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

UTC offset: +1 hour

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

Western European Time (WET)

UTC offset: None

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

UTC offset: +2 hours

DST starts at 02:00 (2 am) local time, when clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 03:00 (3 am).

Central European Time (CET)

UTC offset: +1 hour

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), used in countries including Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, and Romania.

UTC offset: +3 hours

DST starts at 03:00 (3 am) local time, when clocks are set ahead 1 hour to 04:00 (4 am).

Eastern European Time (EET)

UTC offset: +2 hours


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