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Daylight Saving 2016: When do we turn back the clocks?

Daylight Saving 2016: When do we turn back the clocks?

The clocks officially go back at 2am on Sunday, October 30, so just make the change before you go to bed on Saturday night.

As the days grow colder and shorter, it's also time for the annual confusion on when to change our clocks, if we're in a state that observes daylight saving time: When do we do that?

So when we are one hour ahead we are on British Summer Time (BST) and when the clocks go back in October each year we are on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Nevertheless, the clocks will go back regardless, so be Daylight-ready.

Hands have been moving back on the clock-face since the First World War when British Summer Time (BST) was adopted as a way of maximizing daylight hours.

The practice annually sparks a debate over whether or not changing the clocks to conserve energy is antiquated.

During World War Two, the United Kingdom actually used what was called British Double Summer Time (BDST), when the clocks were ahead by an extra hour during the summer.

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It's not long until the clocks change.

Critics claim that the darker mornings are unsafe for children walking to school and the energy saving argument may be invalid if people switch on fans and air-conditioning units during the lighter, warmer evenings. As he rode his horse through Petts Wood early on summer mornings he was appalled to see that people's curtains and blinds remained closed as they... However, most wall clocks will have to be turned back one hour manually.

Yes, it's time to put the clocks back again. In it, Willett states, "Everyone appreciates the long, light evenings".

This changes Turkey's time zone to a permanent UTC offset of plus 3 hours (UTC+3).

Daylight Saving Time is now in use in more than 70 countries worldwide and affects more than a billion people every year.

Whilst you're changing your clocks, now is a good time to test your smoke alarms to make sure they are in good working order.