When is the time changed? This is the winter schedule from October 2018When is the time changed? This is the winter schedule from October 2018
There is little more than a week to change the clocks again. Next Sunday, October 28, the schedule will be adapted to winter. Specifically, the change will occur during the early morning of Saturday October 27 to Sunday 28 .
So at 3:00 am in the morning will be 2:00 hours, being able to have one more hour of rest . In the Canary Islands, the end of summer time will be at 2:00 in the morning, which will become 1:00 hours.
As of that date it will get dark before, so the days will be shorter and there will be less light. What is intended with the change, in force since the 70s, is to reduce energy consumption and equate the beginning of the working day with the hours of natural light .
However, this change seems to be the last one that will take place since the European Commission proposed that the last time change be in March 2019, although the initiative must be voted on by the EU countries . “The Europeans, in May 2019, will not applaud us if we continue to do so,” Juncker said in the debate on the state of the Union last September.
On the other hand, the Spanish Government supports the position of the EU, although everything indicates that the measure will take to take place. However, the Executive has already created a commission of experts to study the consequences of the change of time .
Changes in Europe
The change will affect several EU States. The United Kingdom, Portugal and Ireland will return to the ‘Greenwich Mean Time’ time ( Greenwich Mean Time , in Spanish).
For its part, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Malta, Slovenia, Sweden and the Netherlands will adjust their clocks in GMT + 1.
Finally, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania will put their time in GMT + 2.