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CIST – Cayman Islands Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: CIT – Cayman Islands Time

Caribbean: CIST is not observed in any location this year.

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Time zone map of CIST
No locations currently on CIST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -5).
No locations are currently on CIST – Cayman Islands Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as CIST (UTC -5) but different time zone name.

Cayman Islands Standard Time (CIST) is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: Caribbean.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use CIDST (Cayman Islands Daylight Saving Time) in the summer.

Email Time Zone Indicator: -0500

An email sent from someone in the Cayman Islands Standard Time (CIST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0500" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0500" does not have to be in Cayman Islands Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and When is CIST Observed?

This time zone is no longer in use, but some locations may observe the same UTC offset (local time) under a different name.

Other Time Zones in UTC -5

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as CIST, but can be found under a different name:

No locations currently on CIST


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Related time zones

CIDST – Cayman Islands Daylight Saving Time (Daylight Time)

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