CET – Central European Time / European Central Time (Standard Time)
Also known as: ECT – European Central Time, CET – Central Europe Time
Antarctica: CET is currently not observed because locations are on standard time and are observing GMT.
Please use the search field on the right to find the correct local time in any city.
This time zone is often called Central European Time.
Summer Time & DST
Email Time Zone Indicator: +0100
An email sent from someone in the Central European Time (CET) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0100" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0100" does not have to be in Central European Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).
Where and When is CET Observed?
European countries using CET in the winter and CEST in the summer:
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (mainland)
- Holy See/Vatican City
- Macedonia, Republic of
- San Marino
- Spain - except Canary Islands, which are on WET/WEST
African countries using CET all year:
Other Time Zones in UTC +1
Some time zones exist that have the same offset as CET, but can be found under a different name:
CET time now
Thursday, December 8, 2016
- CET will be observed in Troll Station starting from Mar 1, 2017 at 1:00 am
- CET will be observed in Brussels until Mar 26, 2017 at 2:00 am
- UTC Offset: UTC +1
- 6 hours ahead of Washington DC
Find current time and time zone by city
MEZ – Mitteleuropäische Zeit (German)
Related time zones
CEST – Central European Summer Time (Daylight Time)
Time Zone Map with DST
Time zones by continent/region
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America