West Africa Time (WAT)

Current time in West Africa time zone

Countries in WAT and GMT/UTC time difference

West Africa TimeGMT

West Africa Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

Does West Africa observe Daylight Saving Time?

Most countries in West Africa Time Zone do not operate Daylight Saving Time.

Namibia , for instance, does operate Daylight Saving Time. Tunisia does in some years. Check an individual country using the list at the bottom of this page.

Central Africa TimeEast Africa Time

Map with current time in Africa's time zones

Countries using West Africa Time

As most of Africa spans the Equator, daylight hours don't vary that much across the year so Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in a lot of African countries.

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