When does British Summer Time start? Exact date clocks advance in 2022

Spring has officially arrived and the UK has enjoyed glorious sunshine for much of the week. Things will only get better thanks to the time change which will bring longer and lighter days.

Every year the clocks go forward one hour in March, this happens when there is more daylight in the evening and less in the morning. The period when clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST).

British Summer Time is also sometimes referred to as Daylight Savings Time. When the clocks roll back, which happens in October, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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And with spring now officially here, the date for the start of astronomical spring in the UK was Sunday 20th March, many people are wondering when the clock change is going to happen. Here is the date in your diary.



Exact date clocks advance to 2022, marking British Summer Time

When do the clocks move forward in 2022?

In 2022, the clocks are ticking Sunday March 27 , marking the beginning of BST. The date also falls on Mother’s Day this year, you can read more about this celebration here.

In the UK, clocks move forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, causing as little disruption as possible. Many smart phones and gadgets will update automatically, but you should check if you have to do it manually.

The clock change means everyone will have an hour less in bed, but we’re trading that for lighter, brighter evenings. The clocks will go back on the last Sunday in October, which falls on October 30 this year. For more information on WalesOnline stories, you can get our newsletter here.

Jan G. Gilbert