Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months.
Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months to make better use of natural daylight. The practice was first introduced by the Germans in World War I and was designed to save energy. DST is observed in many countries around the world but not all countries observe it at the same time or with the same rules. In Britain, for example, there are three separate periods each year when clocks are put forward one hour: March/April, May/June and September/October.
How does Daylight Saving Time work?
The idea behind Daylight Saving Time is to extend daylight hours in summer months by setting clocks forward one hour. The sun rises earlier and sets later during these months, so it makes sense to move our clocks earlier as well so we can take advantage of this extra sunlight.
What time do we change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight saving time begins on Sunday March 25th 2020 at 1am.
The UK will start putting its clocks forward one hour at 1am on Sunday March 25th 2020. This means that on that day we’ll be turning our clocks back an hour from 2am until 3am.