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BST: British Summer Time

BST / UK Daylight Saving Time - What's the time?

When is British Summer Time (BST) this year?

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Also : IST = Irish Summer Time (Ireland), WEDT = Western European Daylight Time, 
 WEST Western European Summer Time

What is the current time in the UK now?

Winter: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) / Western European Standard Time

Summer: British Summer Time (BST) / Western European Summer Time

Time Zone: Europe London (UK)

European clocks on Standard Time
until: Sunday 29 March 2015 01:00 GMT
then on Summer / Daylight Saving Time
until: Sunday 25 October 2015 01:00 GMT

When do UK clocks change to British Summer Time (BST)?

Year 2015
Clocks go forward 29 March 2015
Clocks go back 25 October 2015

British Summer Time Rule 

British Summer Time operates from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October.  The UK moves its clocks forward from Greenwich Mean Time by one hour (GMT+1). 

 This is known as British Summer Time or BST for short.  The UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Great Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland.

Since 1996 all clocks in the European Union, of which the UK is a member state, have changed on same dates and at the same time, 1am GMT.

  • British Summer Time starts: Last Sunday in March
  • British Summer Time ends: Last Sunday in October
  • British Summer Time clocks change at 1.00 am (01:00) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

When is British Summer Time in effect during 2015?


BST Begins
 1 am GMT > 2am BST

BST Ends
 2 am BST > 1am GMT
2015 29 March 2015 25 October 2015
UK Time Zone = GMT / BST
UK Currency = Pound Sterling

USA & Canada clocks
on Daylight Saving Time until:
Sunday 1 November 2015 2am local time

EU / UK clocks on
GMT until:

Sunday 29 March 1am GMT

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