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Time Now in California

California is in the Pacific Time Zone in the United States of America (USA).  US Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time(GMT-8).

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DAYLIGHT SAVING

  • Daylight saving start: Sunday 12 March 2017  02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
  • Daylight saving end: Sunday 5 November 2017  02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Does California observe Daylight Saving Time?

Like most states in the USA, Daylight-Saving Time ( DST) is observed in California , where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to Pacific Daylight Time ( PDT );  which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-7 ).

After the Summer months the time in California is shifted back by 1 hour to US Pacific Standard Time (PST) or (GMT-8)

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