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Don't forget! This Sunday changes the time!

At dawn on March 26, we have to set the clock forward to enter Daylight Saving Time

The clock hands will move forward 60 minutes at dawn on Sunday in mainland Portugal and the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, for the legal summer time, as is customary in the last weekend of March.

In mainland Portugal and in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the clocks should be put forward one hour when it is 01h00, to become 02h00.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, the change will be made at 00h00, changing to 01h00.

The legal time will then change back to winter time on October 29.

The current time change regime is regulated by a directive (Community law) from 2000, which provides that every year the clocks are respectively put forward and put back an hour on the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October, marking the beginning and end of daylight saving time.

Being aligned with universal time means that you are in time zone 0 (equal to the Greenwich meridian, which is conventionally used as the time marker).


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