When do the clocks go forward in 2014? British Summer Time starts in March

Clocks go forward an hour from 1am to 2am on Sunday, March 30 as British Summer Time begins

Clocks go forward an hour from 1am to 2am on Sunday, March 30 as British Summer Time begins


Despite the wet weather, clocks go forward an hour next month as 2014 British Summer Time starts in the UK.

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 this year?

British Summer Time (BST) traditionally starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the final Sunday in October.

So clocks will spring forward an hour at 1am on Sunday, March 30, 2014, when BST starts and the country moves out of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

This means losing an hour of sleep in the morning.

As a result of the change, there will be more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings.

Clocks will go back an hour on Sunday, October 26 when BST ends and the country reverts to GMT.

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

The daylight saving time dates for next year are March 29 and October 25.

Related articles

More news stories

49 minutes ago
Duchess of Marlborough's almshouses

Although she once worked for romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland, an 81-year-old St Albans woman has yet to have her happily ever after at a local almshouse.

Yesterday, 21:00
Dr Shenker will find out if she is a winner on November 10.

A scientist has been shortlisted for an award for her work with a recently-formed milk bank.

Yesterday, 19:30
St Stephen's House

A former district council sheltered housing scheme which was redeveloped by a housing association has jointly won the top St Albans Civic Society Award for 2015.

Yesterday, 17:00
The boy pleaded guilty at Watford Magisrates' Court

A laundry owner and the business manager have been prosecuted and fined in relation to the disposal of controlled waste without an environmental permit.

Save a trip to your local GP with the free prescription service at Avicenna Pharmacy

Avicenna in St Albans offers a FREE repeat prescription collection and delivery service.

CountryPhile Zoo Watch

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: