Central European Summer Time


Central European Summer Time
Time zones of Europe:
blue Western European Time (UTC+0)
Western European Summer Time (UTC+01:00)
light blue Western European Time (UTC+0)
red Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)
yellow Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+03:00)
orange Further-eastern European Time (UTC+03:00)
light green Moscow Time (UTC+04:00)
Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time: Algeria, Belarus, Iceland, Russia, Tunisia.

Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of the Daylight saving time offset using the UTC offset of UTC+02:00, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in most European countries. During the winter, Central European Time (UTC+1) is used. Central European Summer Time may also be also known under other names, such as Middle European Summer Time (MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT) or 'Bravo time'.

Since 1996 European Summer Time has been observed between 1:00 UTC on the last Sunday of March and 1:00 on the last Sunday of October; previously the rules were not uniform across the European Union.[1]

Usage

The following countries and territories use Central European Summer Time.

CEST was used also in years 1993–1995 in Portugal and 1998–1999 in Lithuania.

See also

References

  1. ^ Joseph Myers (2009-07-17). "History of legal time in Britain". http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~jsm28/british-time/. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 

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