'Spring Forward' and 'Fall Back' - that's how to remember when to change the clocks. This year, 2008, we 'Go Back' early Sunday morning October 26 - so remember to put your clocks back one hour, officially at 1am GMT (2am BST) or for some of us that will be before we go to sleep on Saturday night!
British Summer Time (BST) is the daylight saving time in effect in the UK and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) stays the same all year round and is measured from the Greenwich Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. It is the place from where all time zones are measured. In 2002 an order was made to link our summertime to Europe permanently. This means that the clocks go forward and back on the last Sundays in March and October respectively.
The dates for the next few years are:
2008 March 30 and October 26
2009 March 29 and October 25
2010 March 28 and October 31
2011 March 27 and October 30
Other Useful Links:
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/info/bst.htm - more information
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/ - see the correct time right now, both local and GMT.
http://www.crimereduction.gov.uk/seasonal03.htm - advice on how to prevent crime when the clocks go back.
Lunds Master Clock:
Shepards Master Clock:
Hydrogen Maser Clock: