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Alabama Time

Current time in Alabama, USA

Time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

Current Alabama Time (Central Time)


Current time now in Time Zone: America Chicago (USA Central Time)


Alabama is in the Central Time Zone in the United States of America (USA). 

Central Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-6 ).

Like most states in the USA, Alabama observes Daylight Saving Time. Clocks are put forward one hour to Central Daylight Time (CDT), which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-5 ).

After the Summer months the time in Alabama is shifted back by 1 hour to US Central Standard Time (CST) or (GMT-6).

Exceptions to Central Time Zone in Alabama

A few cities unofficially observe Eastern Time (EST/EDT), the largest being Phoenix City. Read here more about the exceptions here (external website).

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