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WET – Western European Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: GMT – Greenwich Mean Time

Western European Time Note:

Europe, Africa: WET is currently not observed because locations are on DST. Locations are currently observing WEST instead.

Time zone map of WET
No locations currently on WET.
Observes WET part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +0:00).
No locations are currently on 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 +0:00) but different time zone name.

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

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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?


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

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


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

  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara

Other time zones in UTC +0:00

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

No locations currently on WET

  • WET will be observed in Lisbon starting from Oct 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM
  • WET will be observed in Casablanca starting from Jun 13, 2015 at 3:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +0:00

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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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