When do the clocks change in 2015? Palm Sunday

PUBLISHED: 21:44 21 February 2015 | UPDATED: 21:44 21 February 2015

Clocks go forward an hour from 1am to 2am on Sunday, March 29 as British Summer Time begins

Clocks go forward an hour from 1am to 2am on Sunday, March 29 as British Summer Time begins


With evenings getting noticeably lighter, many will be wondering when the clocks change this year.

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.

Clocks will go forward an hour on Palm Sunday, as British Summer Time starts in the UK.

And when is Palm Sunday – the final Sunday before Easter – this year? It falls on Sunday, March 29.

British Summer Time (BST) traditionally starts in the UK on the final Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.

So clocks will spring forward an hour at 1am on Sunday, March 29, 2015, when BST starts and the country moves out of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Clocks will go back an hour on Sunday, October 25, 2015 when BST ends and the country reverts to GMT.

And when are clocks due to go forward and back in 2016? The dates are March 27 and October 30.

Across the Atlantic, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2am on the second Sunday in March – this year March 8 – and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.

In North America, each time zone switches at a different time.

In March, clocks spring forward and in fall, they fall back.

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