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Brasilia Standard Time

BRT - Brasilia Time Zone

The time in most of Brazil visited by foreign tourists is Brasília Time (BRT) which is 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-3 ).  This is true of Rio de Janeiro , São Paulo , Brasilia , Bahia, Minas Gerais etc.

Time in Brazil is determined at state level.  Some states on BRT adopt Summer Time ( BRST ), others do not.

What is the current time in Brasilia Time Zone?

Brazil - Brasília Time (without DST) - Alagoas , Amapá , Ceará , Maranhão , Pará , Paraíba , Pernambuco , Piauí , Rio Grande do Norte , Rondônia , Sergipe , Tocantins

Clock showing current time now in Belem, Brazil Time Zone

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


Brazil - Brasília Time (with DST) - Bahia , Brasilia , Espírito Santo , Goiás , Minas Gerais , Paraná , Rio de Janeiro , Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , São Paulo

Clock showing current time in Brasilia, Brazil Time Zone
(BRT in winter / BRST in summer)

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

Does Brazil observe Daylight Saving Time?

In populous Brazil Summer Time comes into effect during a period and districts determined annually.  During the period of Daylight Saving Time, Brazil's clocks go forward one hour in most of the Brazilian southeast.

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