When are the clocks turned back in the UK? Do we gain an hour in October?

With autumn, the days are getting shorter and winter is just around the corner.

To counteract this, it means the date Clocks are going backwards across the UK is just around the corner giving us an extra hour of sunlight as we approach the darker months.

Here you will find everything you need to know Time changes in Great Britain this year.

When does the hour go back?

In the fall the The clocks are set back at 2:00 am on the last Sunday of October, which this year falls on Sunday 30 October.

It means an extra hour in bed for your Sunday nap and gives an extra hour of daylight when the darker nights roll in.

Do I have to change the clocks myself?

In most cases, the days of manually changing your clocks are long gone.

All internet-connected devices such as smartphones, televisions, laptops and tablets will change automatically.

However – be careful – alarm clocks, car radios and other devices that are not connected to the Internet must be set manually.

To avoid confusion about the time, there’s a simple saying to remember when you need to set your watch forward or backward: “Jump forward, fall back.”

Why are we changing the clocks?

The main reason we change the clocks is to make the most of daylight.

The first time change was introduced by the German government in 1916 during the First World War as a means of saving energy – the longer daylight lasted, the less electricity was needed.

Many European governments followed suit, including the UK, and so BST was born, with the current system in place since 1971.

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