Don't forget to put your clocks forward by one hour tonight

Saturday 27th March 2021 8:00 pm
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Don't forget that the clocks should go forward by one hour at 1am on Sunday ()

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There’s always someone who is caught napping, but remember that tonight we will have one hour less in bed as the clocks go forward by an hour in the early hours of Sunday.

It’s because we are now changing from Greenwich Mean Time to British Summer Time, and this year you’ll have to wait until Halloween to get that hour in bed back again.

As the UK Government website explains: "In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October.

"The period when the clocks are 1 hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time)."

"When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)."

This year the date for the adjustment to BST is 1am on Sunday, March 28, and the date for the return to GMT is 2am on Sunday, October 31.

And just so you don’t compound a potential mistake by altering your clocks by an hour the wrong way, remember the old adage "Spring forward, fall back". At least those COVID lockdown walks can now go on longer into the lighter evenings.

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