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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.

British Summer Time | Daylight Saving Time starts

Daylight Saving Time starts


Don’t forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour tonight

In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October.

The period when the clocks are 1 hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time).

When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).




Daylight Saving Time starts
Clocks go forward 29 March 2015 at 1am

Daylight Saving Time ends
Clocks go back 25 October 2015 at 2am




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