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WET – Western European Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: GMT – Greenwich Mean Time

WET is currently only used in some regions

Europe: WET is currently not observed because locations are on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing WEST.

Africa: Only some locations are currently on WET because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing WEST.

Time zone map of WET
Currently observing WET.
Observes WET part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +0).
Currently observing WET – Western European Time.
Observes WET – Western European Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as WET (UTC +0) but different time zone name.

Western European Time (WET) has no offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: Europe, Africa.

See full time zone map

Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use WEST (Western European Summer Time) in the summer.

Email Time Zone Indicator: +0000

An email sent from someone in the Western European Time (WET) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0000" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0000" does not have to be in Western European Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and When is WET Observed?

Europe

European countries using WET in the winter and WEST in the summer:

  • Canary Islands (Spain)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Portugal (including Madeira)

Africa

African countries using WET in the winter and WEST in the summer:

  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara

Other Time Zones in UTC +0

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


WET time now

Only used in some regions

12:08:55am

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • WET will be observed in Lisbon starting from Oct 29, 2017 at 2:00 am
  • WET will be observed in Casablanca until Jul 1, 2017 at 2:00 am
  • UTC Offset: UTC +0
  • 4 hours ahead of Washington DC
  • Most locations changed to WEST

WEST time now

1:08:55am

Friday, May 26, 2017

UTC Offset: UTC +1

Go to WEST


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Other names

WEZ – Westeuropäische Zeit (German)

Example cities

Portugal – Lisbon (Winter)
Morocco – Casablanca (Winter)

Related time zones

WEST – Western European Summer Time (Daylight Time)


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