Flag for Spain Time Change 2016 in Spain

Next change:
Oct
28
1 hour Back

Oct 28, 2018, 3:00 am

Country: Spain

Long Name: Kingdom of Spain

Abbreviations: ES, ESP

Capital: Madrid

Time Zones: 2

Dial Code: +34

Mar 27

Forward 1 hour

Mar 27, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 27, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

More info:
DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 27, 2016

Oct 30

Back 1 hour

Oct 30, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00:00 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.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
The European Union Debates DST
DST in Europe Ends Oct 30

Other years: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

DST in Spain

All of Spain uses Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year. The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

In the country's main part, Central European Time (CET) is used as standard time, while Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed when DST is in force. The Canary Islands observe Western European Time (WET) as standard time and Western European Summer Time (WEST) as DST.

The switch times displayed above are for continental Spain. In terms of local time, the Canary Islands change their clocks 1 hour earlier.

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