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When is British Summer Time (BST)?

British Summer Time (BST) 2013

When do the clocks for forward?

The clocks go forward an hour at the start of British Summer Time 2013 on:

Sunday 31 at 1.00 am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

When do the clocks go back?

The clocks go back an hour at the end of British Summer Time 2013 on:

Sunday 27 October at 2.00 am Greenwich Mean Time.

Countdown to British Summer Time (BST)

There are -479 days until British Summer Time (BST).

What is British Summer Time (BST)

British Summer Time (BST) is when the clocks move forward one hour from GMT or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

British Summer Time is also known as the Western European Summer Time (WEST) and the Daylight Saving Scheme.

How long does British Summer Time last?

British Summer Time runs from the last Sunday in March (at 1.00 am GMT/UTC) until the last Sunday in October at 1.00 am, when the clocks move back an hour.

British Summer Time 2013

The clocks go forward an hour at the start of British Summer Time 2013 on Sunday 31 March at 1.00 am GMT.

The clocks go back an hour at the end of British Summer Time 2013 on Sunday 27 October at 2.00 am GMT.

British Summer Time 2014

The clocks go forward an hour at the start of British Summer Time 2014 on Sunday 30 March at 1.00 am GMT.

The clocks go back an hour at the end of British Summer Time 2014 on Sunday 26 October at 2.00 am GMT.

Countries that British Summer Time applies to

BST/WEST applies to the following countries:

The United Kingdom
The Republic of Ireland (where it's also known as Irish Standard Time - IST)
The Canary Islands
The Faroe Islands
The Madeira Islands
Continental Portugal
The Crown Dependencies.