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Time Zones in California, United States

1:34:41 pm

Friday, September 22, 2023

State: California
Abbreviation: CA
State Capital: Sacramento
Country: United States
Time Zones: 1

Time Zone Currently Being Used in California

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameExample CityCurrent Time
UTC -7PDTPacific Daylight TimeLos AngelesFri, 1:34:41 pm

California Is in the Pacific Time Zone

California uses Pacific Standard Time (PST) during standard time and Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) during Daylight Saving Time (DST).

California shares its time zone and DST schedule with bordering states Oregon and Nevada. Meanwhile, most of Arizona, which also shares a border with California, is on Mountain Standard Time (MST) all year.

West Coast Time

“West Coast Time” is often used for Pacific Time (PT) time zone since it covers the entire western coastline, from Washington state in the north to California in the south.

California also shares its time zone and southern border with Baja California in Mexico.

Generalized Time Zone in California

Time Zone Abbreviation & NameOffsetCurrent Time
PTPacific TimeUTC -8:00 / -7:00Fri, 1:34:41 pm

Note: Local time in these time zones changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.

Time Zone Not Currently Being Observed in California

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameCommences
UTC -8PSTPacific Standard TimeNov 5, 2023

The above time zone is used during other parts of the year. It will become active again after the next clock change as Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.

Friday, September 22, 2023