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Pacific Time now is PST (Pacific Standard time)

Check our digital timepieces to view the time now in the Pacific Time Zone and GMT.

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STANDARD TIME

  • 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




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What is the Pacific Time Zone?

The Pacific Timezone is an area 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-8 ) during the winter months (referred to as PST ) and 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-7 ) during the summer months (referred to as PDT ). At the moment, the following schedule is used:

From 2 A.M. on the second Sunday in March to 2 A.M. on the first Sunday in November, Daylight Saving Time is in effect. At all other times, Standard Time is in effect.

Do clocks in the Pacific Timezone observe Daylight Saving Time?

In most states in the USA and in most provinces in Canada, Daylight-Saving Time ( DST ) is observed. During DST 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 Pacific Time is shifted back by 1 hour to US Pacific Standard Time (PST) or (GMT-8).

In Brief

Daylight saving time: Pacific Daylight Time ( PDT ) = GMT-7

Standard time: Pacific Standard Time ( PST ) = GMT-8

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