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British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:43 am
by GoggleboxUK
Don't forget to put your clocks forward an hour.

Even though it's still winteresque outside I'm sure the extra hour of sunlight will give us all a lift.

Re: British Summertime Starts at Midnight Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:13 pm
by Addictedtopalms26
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It is handy having more hours of light in the evening, as it means I can get out in the greenhouse after work! :lol:

Re: British Summertime Starts at Midnight Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:29 pm
by Conifers
WRONG . . it starts at 2 a.m. on 31st - 22 hours earlier than you think :wink:

:mrgreen: :lol:

Re: British Summertime Starts at Midnight Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:36 pm
by GoggleboxUK
Conifers wrote:WRONG . . it starts at 2 a.m. on 31st - 22 hours earlier than you think :wink:

:mrgreen: :lol:
So the clocks go forward Saturday night not Sunday?

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Re: British Summertime Starts at Midnight Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:42 pm
by GoggleboxUK
Just googled it and I was only an hour out, not 22:

http://www.whenis.co.uk/when-is/british-summer-time.php

Clocks go forward at 1am (01:00) rather than midnight (00:oo) Sunday.

They go forward TO 2am not AT 2am so you're also WRONG Coniclock ;)

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:45 pm
by Dave Brown
My clocks will be moving forward one hour either before bed tonight, or more likely, after I get up tomorrow. Officially they go forward at 02:00 on the Sunday Morning, becoming 03:00 Sunday :wink:

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:56 pm
by GoggleboxUK
Not according to Wikipedia Dave:
BST begins at 1:00 AM GMT on the last Sunday of March and ends at 1:00 AM GMT on the last Sunday of October; since 2002 the times of commencement and cessation of daylight saving time across the European Union are aligned - for instance Central European Summer Time begins and ends on the same Sundays at exactly the same time (that is, 2:00 AM CET). In 2012, this period was from 25 March to 28 October. In 2013 it will begin on 31 March and end on 27 October.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Summer_Time

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Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:44 pm
by miketropic
we moved our forward over here about 3 weeks ago.

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:57 pm
by Adam D
Some people don't move theirs and stay on GMT all year round.

I used to know of a chap on The Weather Outlook who despised summer and everything about it, including BST, so he used to stay on GMT and was quite proud of it :roll:

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:17 pm
by Dave Brown
GoggleboxUK wrote:Not according to Wikipedia Dave:
BST begins at 1:00 AM GMT on the last Sunday of March and ends at 1:00 AM GMT on the last Sunday of October; since 2002 the times of commencement and cessation of daylight saving time across the European Union are aligned - for instance Central European Summer Time begins and ends on the same Sundays at exactly the same time (that is, 2:00 AM CET). In 2012, this period was from 25 March to 28 October. In 2013 it will begin on 31 March and end on 27 October.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Summer_Time
:oops: it's the autumn change that is at 2am

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:19 pm
by fern Rob
Can not wait for summer :D

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:43 pm
by cordyman
I put mine forward an hour on Thursday night! :lol:

Had no appointments all weekend so i've been enjoying the darkening at 8pm, sat here now with the computer saying 1143pm icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:36 pm
by Andy P
LOL @ Summertime. I don`t know what that means anymore :? :( :( :(

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:19 am
by GREVILLE
Andy P wrote:LOL @ Summertime. I don`t know what that means anymore :? :( :( :(
Means "the livin' is easy" :D

Re: British Summertime Starts Sunday 31st

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:04 am
by stephenprudence
Summertime is clearly something that just happens to other people.

I think the British became jealous and just deluded themselves by adopting summertime.. it seems to have worked in the psyche, given that 15C with sideways driving rain is a good result for a British summers day :lol: