Note: Only some parts of Mexico used DST in 2016. Some regions of Mexico use a different period of DST than shown below.
Forward 1 hour
Apr 3, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 3, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Oct 30, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 30, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
DST in Europe Ends Oct 30
When Does DST Start and End in Mexico?
- 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 2016
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 in 2016 (32 in total, 30 where all observe DST, 2 which don't observe DST)
|Aguascalientes||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Guanajuato||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Querétaro||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Baja California||Mar 13 - Nov 6||Guerrero||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Quintana Roo||No DST|
|Baja California Sur||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Hidalgo||Apr 3 - Oct 30||San Luis Potosí||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Campeche||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Jalisco||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Sinaloa||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Chiapas||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Michoacán||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Sonora||No DST|
|Chihuahua (north)||Mar 13 - Nov 6||Morelos||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Tabasco||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Chihuahua||Apr 3 - Oct 30||México||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Tamaulipas (north)||Mar 13 - Nov 6|
|Ciudad de México||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Nayarit||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Tamaulipas||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza (north)||Mar 13 - Nov 6||Nuevo León (north)||Mar 13 - Nov 6||Tlaxcala||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Nuevo León||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Veracruz||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Colima||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Oaxaca||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Yucatán||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
|Durango||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Puebla||Apr 3 - Oct 30||Zacatecas||Apr 3 - Oct 30|
Daylight Saving Time History in Mexico
- Mexico first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1931.
- Mexico has observed DST for 61 years between 1931 and 2018 (DST in at least one location).
- Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1975.
- See Worldwide DST Statistics