Europe Starts Daylight Saving on March 27, 2011
Update: Turkey will move their clocks forward a day later than the rest of Europe in 2011 because of a nationwide exam scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 27. Daylight saving time (DST) in Turkey will start at 3am (03:00) local time on Monday, March 28, 2011. Turkey is scheduled to end DST on Sunday, October 30, 2011.
The clocks in most of Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) will move forward at 1am (01:00) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to 2am (02:00) UTC on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in observance of daylight saving time. Not all European countries will turn the clocks forward at the same time so check the Daylight Saving Time Dates for 2011 for many countries in Europe.
This article also takes a brief look at recent proposals and discussions regarding time zones or DST changes in places such as Russia and the UK.
Synchronized Daylight Saving Schedule in Europe
There is an annual synchronized daylight saving time schedule that most of Europe follows which starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. According to this schedule, most countries in Europe have the following DST schedule:
- DST annually starts at 1am (01:00) UTC on the last Sunday of March.
- DST ends at 1am (01:00) UTC on the last Sunday of October each year.
The European Union (EU) definitively adopted the last Sundays of March and October to be the start and end dates of daylight saving time among EU countries. Iceland does not observe DST and remains on UTC/GMT all year.