The clocks have moved forward during the night while you were sleeping and it is now British Summer Time and you might just complain about having an hour less sleep. Daylight saving time comes at the same time every year but, despite this, many people still forget about it.
So if that’s you, here’s your reminder: in the UK, clocks move forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March. They then move back one hour to 2am on the last Sunday in October. The period when the clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There is more daylight in the evening and less in the morning, which is often called summer time. When the clocks roll back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In 2022, the clocks move forward on March 27. They recede on October 30.
What time is it in the UK now?
Luckily for you, your smart phone will have changed automatically, so when you wake up on Sunday morning, your phone should tell you the exact time. However, you will of course still need to adjust your analog timepieces by turning them back an hour. So, to check the exact time, check your smartphone or the time on the streaming TV news.
When do the clocks advance?
The clocks always advance on the last Sunday of March, which means that in 2022 they have changed today, Sunday March 27. This is one day earlier than last year. In 2023, the date the clocks will move forward will be March 26. The change means we will have more daylight in the evening, perfect for a sunny evening in a beer garden – you can see our selection of beer gardens to enjoy here.
When the clocks go back in October it will be the end of BST, or daylight saving time (DST), and the UK will revert to GMT until spring, the standard time zone against which everyone else in the world is references.
What time do the clocks advance?
Clocks always change on weekends and in the middle of the night. And on Sunday, March 27, the clocks moved forward to 1am, which means it immediately became 2am and you may feel like you’ve lost an hour of sleep.
Why do we have British Summer Time?
It happened in the early 20th century when it was proposed by builder William Willett, who was said to have been angry that people were still sleeping in their beds despite the sun having risen ages ago. time. British summer time was adopted in Britain in 1916. There have since been campaigns to bring British time in line with that of other European countries, moving it two hours ahead of GMT in summer and one hour in winter.
Some people argue that clocks shouldn’t be wound back in October, but that would cause the sun to rise in northern areas until 10am.
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