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Brazil Time Zones

Local current time in each time zone

Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

There are 4 standard time zones in Brazil:

  • BRT - Brasília (Standard) Time / BRST - Brasilia Summer Time

  • AMT - Amazon (Standard) Time / AMST - Amazon Summer Time

  • FNT - Fernando de Noronha Archipelago Time

  • ACT - Acre Time

The time in most of Brazil visited by foreign tourists is Brasília Time (BRT/BRST). Brasilia Standard Time is  3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-3 ) and is in use in Rio de Janeiro , São Paulo , Brasilia , Minas Gerais etc.

What is the time in major Brazilian cities? Choose from the dropdown below:

Which states observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Brazil?

Brasília Time with DST is used by: Brasilia (Federal District), Espírito Santo , Goiás , Minas Gerais , Paraná , Rio de Janeiro , Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , São Paulo , Tocantins

(BRT in winter / BRST in summer)

Standard Time: BRT = GMT-3
Daylight Saving Time: BRST = GMT-2


Brasília Time with no DST is used by: Alagoas , Amapá , Bahia , Ceará , Maranhão , Pará , Paraíba , Pernambuco , Piauí , Rio Grande do Norte , Rondônia , Sergipe

Standard Time: BRT = GMT-3
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time


Amazon Time with DST is used by: Mato Grosso , Mato Grosso do Sul

Standard Time: AMT = GMT-4
Daylight Saving Time: AMST = GMT-3


Amazon Time without DST is used by: Amazonas , Roraima

Standard Time: AMT = GMT-4
No Daylight Saving Time


Fernando de Noronha Time is used by the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

Standard Time: FNT = GMT-2
No Daylight Saving Time


Acre Time is used by Acre

Standard Time: ACT = GMT-5
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time


Daylight Saving Time rules

In populous Brazil Summer Time comes into effect during a period determined annually. Clocks go forward one hour in most of the Brazilian southeast, while other areas of Brazil do not adopt Summer Time.

Read the latest official 2018 announcement regarding the start of Daylight Saving Time on the Brazilian Government site .

See as well Observatório Nacional de Brasil (National  Observatory of Brazil) .


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