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Brasilia Summer Time

Brasilia Daylight Saving Time Zone

Time in Brazil is determined at state level.  The time in most of Brazil visited by foreign tourists is Brasília Time (BRT) which is 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-3 ).  Brasilia Summer Time (BRST) is 2 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-2 ).  This is true of Rio de Janeiro , São Paulo , Brasilia , Bahia, Minas Gerais etc.

What is the time in Brasilia Summer Time Zone?

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

When is Summer Time in effect?

Summer (daylight saving) time is in effect from midnight of the 3rd Sunday of October each year, until midnight of the 3rd Sunday of February the following year.

When there is a coincidence between the Sunday for the scheduled end of daylight saving time and Carnival Sunday, the end of summer time is moved to the following Sunday.


Brasilia Summer Time
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