Daylight Saving Time Details
First world time zones
A great fully explanatory site
with a link to a very useful page showing dates each country starts and ends DST
when does DST start and end?
In particular the
Official UK dates for 2001 to 2006
this is in accordance with a European directive
Viz:-"The 9th EC Directive prescribes the start and end dates of summer time as the last Sundays in March and October respectively. These dates are in line with those already operating in the United Kingdom.
The 9th Directive provides that these start and end dates should apply indefinitely.
From 2002 onwards, the summer-time period shall begin, in every Member State, at 1.00 a.m., Greenwich Mean Time, on the last Sunday in March.
From 2002 onwards, the summer-time period shall end, in every Member State, at 1.00 a.m., Greenwich Mean Time, on the last Sunday in October."
The conparison Official site giving details for The United Statesgives this definition:-
"Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April.
A US 1966 act set the beginning date for the "last week in April" and the ending date as the "last Sunday in October."
But in 1986, President Reagan established the start as "the first Sunday in April."
Time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1 am Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time).
It starts the last Sunday in March, and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment.
See this site for more information about
elsewhere in the world
Today approximately 70 countries utilize Daylight Saving Time in at least a portion of the country.
Most countries that observe daylight saving time are listed in the table on that linked page
interesting facts featured therein include:-