Why DO the clocks change?

Why do the clocks go forward in the UK

It’s time to ‘spring forward’, as the popular saying goes…


Despite the awful weather we have had in the UK recently, now is the time things begin to pick up.

Beautiful flowers start to emerge from the soil, wonderful bird song is back and the evenings gradually get lighter – is it too early to clean up the BBQ?

As we enter British Summer Time (BST) the clocks will go forward one hour, which is great for morning people, not-so-great for people like myself that enjoys a lengthier sleep! However, I am very much looking forward to all the lovely things summer brings with it.


Why do the clocks change?

It’s always useful to remember the phrase ‘spring forward, fall back’ when it comes to the clocks change, but why do we change the time twice a year?



The clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March.




Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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