date and time of daylight savings time, how does it work?

DAYLIGHT SAVING 2022. It is in the spring that the transition to daylight saving time occurs, and the date is approaching! Rules, day and time, shift end time… Instructions and questions/answers.


Daylight saving time 2022 is scheduled for the last weekend of March, on the night of Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, March 27, 2022. At two o’clock in the morning it will be three o’clock. We will artificially lose an hour of sleep, but we will also artificially gain an hour of natural light at the end of the day. In other words, the sun will set an hour later, but it will also rise an hour later. Then we will have a two hour difference from solar time (GMT+2) instead of one hour (GMT+1) in winter time.

Questions and answers

What time does the sun rise after daylight saving time? What time will he go to bed?

From Sunday, March 27, the first day after DST, night will fall at around 8:00 PM instead of 7:00 PM. In the morning the sun will rise around 7am instead of 6am earlier.

Do you need to manually reset your devices after daylight savings time?

Most modern electronic devices are responsible for changing the time themselves. For your ovens (including microwaves), clocks or other alarm clocks, you will need to consider doing a little manual manipulation on the morning of March 27, 2022.

Do you need to move the clock forward or backward to change to daylight saving time?

This is not to confuse them! Unlike daylight saving time, daylight saving time requiresmove forward his watch. We remind you that the official time in France then goes from 2 to 3 am, and this is instantaneous.

When exactly does daylight saving time change?

Daylight Savings Time always occurs on the last weekend in March, with a subtlety to keep in mind: it must be the last weekend. full Martha. In 2022, the question does not arise, since the month of March ends on Thursday (the 31st), and not on Saturday, as is sometimes the case.

Daylight savings time 2022: how it works!

Do you know that there are transfers for summer and winter time, but every time you do not understand how they work? You are in the right place! Welcome to this DST 2022 Q&A page. Content on this page will be updated over the course of a few days to offer you a comprehensive view of this measure that is changing our daily lives twice a year!

To learn more

Daylight Saving Time always occurs on the last (full) weekend in March, at 2 am, on the night from Saturday to Sunday. Thus, DST 2022 occurs on the night of Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, March 27, 2022, with a jump in hand from 2 am to 3 am.

During daylight savings time at 2am, you should always set your old clock or your ancestors’ clock forward one hour. At 2 o’clock, France instantly changes to 3 o’clock. More technically, Hexagon is “switching” from GMT+1 (winter time) to GMT+2 (summer time). If an hour of sleep is “lost” in this way, then the night, on the contrary, comes an hour later. Thus, the maneuver artificially loses an hour of sleep, but also artificially gains an hour of natural light at the end of the day, in addition to the natural and gradual lengthening of the days as the summer solstice approaches in June. Of course, smartphones, like all devices connected to the network, automatically switch to daylight saving time without any intervention.

Daylight Saving Time in March 2022 is not only not the last, corn several other temporary changes are yet to come. According to the European Commission, quoted by Le, the abolition of the time change will probably not happen in 2022. In addition to the delay caused by the Covid health crisis, harmonization between Member States is blocking. The European Union does indeed know three time zones today, and the EU directive proposes to allow each state to choose whether or not to cancel the time change, and then switch to either winter time or permanent summer time. The European Union directive in question was approved by the European Parliament in March 2019, but it also needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers (which brings together representatives of the various EU member states). This is where the negotiations stop.

As EELV MEP Karima Delli, who oversees reform in Brussels, recently told Sud Ouest, the situation has “reached a dead end.” On March 26, 2021, the MEP already expressed regret that “several states in the south of Europe are not particularly supportive of the end of the time shift, unlike countries in the north of Europe. Everyone had their own idea.” Due to the current lockdown, “it would be extremely difficult to envisage ending the time change by 2022 or [même] 2023,” she concluded.

In February 2018, the European Parliament conducted a survey of EU citizens regarding the transfer of time. Among the 4.6 million Europeans who responded, 84% said they were in favor of ending the change of times. In March 2019, a civic consultation held this time in France with 2.1 million participants via the website of the National Assembly also gave France a clear preference for ending the change of time (83.71%). And the French were also quite unequivocal (almost 60%) in favor of permanently staying on summer time as a permanent seasonal time: 59.17% of respondents chose this option compared to 36.97% for summer time in winter, but closer to so called “solar time”. “or natural time. 46.62% referred to health and biological rhythms; 22.15% of respondents explained their choice by the desire to allow the development of leisure activities at the end of the day; 10.16% aimed at promoting energy conservation; 10.72% neighboring countries and, finally, 8.93% noted road safety.

41% of respondents “permanent winter time”, in a recent study

Has attitude changed since the official consultation in 2019? According to an exclusive survey conducted by YouGov France for Linternaute*, to the question “In the long term, to what extent are you for or against staying on winter time permanently?”. 41% of respondents answered “for”, 40% spoke “against”. Therefore, the result is very dense. If we clarify the verdict, then 18% of respondents say that they are “totally in favor” of permanent stay on winter time, while 23% – “rather for”.

On the other hand, 22% of the French polled say they are “totally against” a permanent winter time, while 18% are “rather against”. 19% of respondents simply don’t know if winter time is for or against year-round, that is, a constant difference of one hour with solar time compared to a two-hour difference in summer time.

* Poll completed in line from 6 to 7 October 2021 out of 1,007 persons representing the national population of France aged 18 and over.

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The clock change was introduced in a number of European countries in the 1970s, when energy prices rose tenfold due to the first oil shocks caused by OPEC. France, for its part, adopted the DST measure in 1976. Goal: Save energy by artificially capturing one hour of natural light in the morning. A controversial creed for several decades due to the side effects of seasonal doubling of time without sufficient benefits in return. Time change dates were agreed in the 1980s between EU member states to facilitate smooth communication and transport between them.

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