Greenwich Means Time to the World

British Summer Time (BST)

When does British Summer Time start?

  Time Clocks 2016
BST starts Go forward 27 March at 01:00 GMT
  BST ends Go back 30 October at 01:00 GMT

Current time in London

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) / Western European Standard Time

British Summer Time Rule

British Summer Time operates from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October .  The UK moves its clocks forward from Greenwich Mean Time by one hour (GMT+1).

This is known as British Summer Time or BST for short, which has a fascinating history.

The UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Great Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland.

Since 1996 all clocks in the European Union, of which the UK is a member state, have changed on same dates and at the same time, 1:00 am GMT.

When is British Summer Time in effect during 2016?

Year BST Begins BST Ends
2016 27 March 01:00 GMT / 02:00 BST 30 October 01:00 GMT / 02:00 BST

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