End of British Summer Time - when do clocks go back tonight?

End of British Summer Time - when do clocks go back tonight?”

Clocks on Sunday will turn back by one hour for the start of Winter Time, in what could be the last time the twice-yearly seasonal clock change is implemented.

When the clock hit 2am, it went back one hour to 1am.

In the southern hemisphere, Brazil was to move its clocks forward into Summer time this week-end but postponed the measure not to interfere with the presidential runoff between Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad. And why do we put them back?

Other European countries to have also dropped daylight saving time are Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Iceland and the same applies to the northern African kingdom of Morocco "to avoid repeated changes during the year and. repercussions at several levels".

When do the clocks go back?

4 - meaning when the clock strikes 2 a.m., we'll be "falling back" an hour to 1 a.m.

When did the clocks go back last night?

European Commission published the preliminary results of the public consultation on clock change in Europe in August.

Clocks will go forward again on Sunday 31 March 2019.

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The moving of the clocks was first introduced during World War I by Germany and Austria, and then by the allies, to save on coal usage.

Clocks are set to go back this weekend meaning we all get an extra hour in bed!


William Willett is the great-great-grandfather of Coldplay's Chris Martin, who have a song called "Clocks".

However, the idea first came about from the U.S. in 1784 as a way to use daylight better.

Will my mobile phone update? . Fear not though, if you have an iPhone, iPad and Mac they should all automatically change.

Wouldn't it be easier not to meddle with it?

In recent years people have criticised the necessity of daylight saving practice, in the world of the modern workforce there is no need for an extra hour of morning sunlight. They argue that it would increase tourist revenue, cut crime, reduce accidents, save energy and generally make us all the more cheery.

But the plan was discarded after it drew opposition from Scotland and the north of England, where it would have meant some areas would not have seen daylight until 10am during winter.

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