Alabama Time

Current time now in Alabama Time Zone

What time zone is Alabama in?

Alabama is in the Central Time Zone in the United States of America (USA).  US Central Standard Time ( CST ) is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-6 ).

Current Alabama Time (Central Time)


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


Like most states in the USA, Daylight Saving Time is observed in Alabama , where the time is shifted forward by 1 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)


DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 8 March 2020  02:00 local time. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 1 November 2020 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2020

Exceptions to Central Time Zone in Alabama

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


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