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Time Change 2019 in Mexico

Next change:
Apr
7
1 hour Forward

Apr 7, 2019, 2:00 am

In most of Mexico

Country: Mexico

Long Name: United Mexican States

Abbreviations: MX, MEX

Capital: Mexico City

Time Zones: 4

Dial Code: +52

Note: Only some parts of Mexico use DST in 2019. Some regions of Mexico use a different period of DST than shown below.

Apr 7

Forward 1 hour

Apr 7, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Apr 7, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 27

Back 1 hour

Oct 27, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

When Does DST Start and End in Mexico?

In most of Mexico, including its capital Mexico City, Daylight Saving Time (DST) runs from the 1st Sunday of April to the last Sunday of October. However, there are several exceptions:

  • The state of Sonora does not change its clocks. The rationale is to stay in sync with the neighboring US state of Arizona, where Mountain Standard Time (MST) is observed all year. In the map below, Sonora is the yellow area on the left.
  • Quintana Roo has opted out of following the country's DST regime. Following the establishment of its own time zone in 2015, Mexico's easternmost state is observing EST year-round. In the map below, Quintana Roo is the yellow area on the right.
  • The state of Baja California and many other locations close to the country's northern border follow the DST schedule of the United States. This includes cities like Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, and Ojinaga (please see cities marked “north” in the table below). Here, the DST period starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

Which States and Federal Districts use Daylight Saving Time in 2019

Areas in Mexico using DST in 2019
Areas in Mexico on standard time all of 2019
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Daylight Saving Time Info

The states of Sonora (yellow area on the left) and Quintana Roo (yellow area on the right) do not observe DST.

DST in States and Federal Districts in Mexico (32 in total, 30 where all observe DST, 2 which don't observe DST)

AguascalientesApr 7 - Oct 27GuanajuatoApr 7 - Oct 27QuerétaroApr 7 - Oct 27
Baja CaliforniaMar 10 - Nov 3GuerreroApr 7 - Oct 27Quintana RooNo DST
Baja California SurApr 7 - Oct 27HidalgoApr 7 - Oct 27San Luis PotosíApr 7 - Oct 27
CampecheApr 7 - Oct 27JaliscoApr 7 - Oct 27SinaloaApr 7 - Oct 27
ChiapasApr 7 - Oct 27MichoacánApr 7 - Oct 27SonoraNo DST
Chihuahua (north)Mar 10 - Nov 3MorelosApr 7 - Oct 27TabascoApr 7 - Oct 27
ChihuahuaApr 7 - Oct 27MéxicoApr 7 - Oct 27Tamaulipas (north)Mar 10 - Nov 3
Ciudad de MéxicoApr 7 - Oct 27NayaritApr 7 - Oct 27TamaulipasApr 7 - Oct 27
Coahuila de Zaragoza (north)Mar 10 - Nov 3Nuevo León (north)Mar 10 - Nov 3TlaxcalaApr 7 - Oct 27
Coahuila de ZaragozaApr 7 - Oct 27Nuevo LeónApr 7 - Oct 27VeracruzApr 7 - Oct 27
ColimaApr 7 - Oct 27OaxacaApr 7 - Oct 27YucatánApr 7 - Oct 27
DurangoApr 7 - Oct 27PueblaApr 7 - Oct 27ZacatecasApr 7 - Oct 27

Daylight Saving Time History in Mexico

  • Mexico first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1931.
  • Mexico has observed DST for 62 years between 1931 and 2019 (DST in at least one location).
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1975.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics

Baja California Pioneered DST

The state of Baja California introduced seasonal clock changes in 1931, remaining the only area in Mexico with a DST schedule for 65 years. In the rest of the country, DST was introduced in 1996.