Time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules
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).
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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