When do the clocks go back? Tonight as British Summer Time 2016 ends

PUBLISHED: 17:29 29 October 2016 | UPDATED: 20:27 29 October 2016

Clocks go back an hour to 1am on Sunday, October 30 as British Summer Times ends

Clocks go back an hour to 1am on Sunday, October 30 as British Summer Times ends

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Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight.

When the clocks change

* In spring, the clocks go forward, losing an hour – at 1am GMT the UK moves to 2am BST.

* In autumn, the clocks fall back, giving an extra hour – at 2am BST the UK moves to 1am GMT.

Many people will be wondering when British Summer Time (BST) ends in 2016.

BST traditionally starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the final Sunday in October.

Therefore, clocks will go back an hour at 2am on Sunday, October 30, when BST ends and the country reverts to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

And when do the clocks go forward and back in 2017?

The UK daylight saving time date for next year is March 26, and BST ends on October 29.

An easy way to remember when the clocks change each year is that they spring forward in March and fall back in October.

The period when the clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST).

There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings.

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

Across the Atlantic, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2am on the second Sunday in March, and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.

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