When do the clocks go back in 2014? Tonight

PUBLISHED: 11:22 25 October 2014 | UPDATED: 15:51 26 October 2014

2am is when clocks go back an hour to signal the end of British Summer Time

2am is when clocks go back an hour to signal the end of British Summer Time


Remember to put your clocks back an hour tonight (Saturday) before you go to bed as British Summer Time ends this weekend.

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.

So when exactly do the clocks change tonight?

British Summer Time (BST) will end in the early hours of Sunday, October 26, 2014 – meaning an extra hour in bed.

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, when BST ends and the country switches to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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

And when do the clocks go forward and back in the UK in 2015?

The daylight saving time date for next year is March 29 and BST ends on October 25.

And in 2016 the clocks are scheduled to change on March 27 and October 30.

* In the USA, Canada and North America, the clocks go back on the first Sunday in November every year.

That means Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2am on Sunday, November 2, 2014, when clocks are turned back one hour to 1am local Standard Time.

Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on November 2 than the day before.

This means there will be more light in the morning.

DST will start in parts of USA, Canada and Mexico next year on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2am.

* For more details visit here.

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