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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Winter time to officially begin as clocks go back tonight

Winter time is to officially begin this weekend as clocks go back one hour on Sunday morning.

At 2:00am on Sunday morning, clocks will go back one hour to 1:00am.


This means brighter mornings, but darker evenings over the months ahead.

Under the law of the European Union (EU), clocks in all member states go back an hour on the last Sunday in October, and go forward one hour on the last Sunday in March.

In 2019, MEPs voted to scrap the practice of moving clocks forward and back from April of this year.


However, the proposal took a back seat as countries were forced to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The majority of countries outside Europe and North America do not adjust their clocks.

IMAGE – “Clock for the railway at Whipsnade Zoo” by Martin Pettitt is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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