When do the clocks change? Daylight Saving Time 2019 explained

11 March 2019, 15:52 | Updated: 11 March 2019, 15:56

When does daylight saving begin?
When does daylight saving begin? Picture: Getty Images

By Sofia Rizzi

When do I need to change my clock for the beginning of British Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time)?

The period when the clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time, otherwise known as Daylight Saving Time.

When does Daylight Saving Time start?

The clocks always go forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March.

This year the date falls on March 31 2019, the last day of March.

This means there will be more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings, and sunrise and sunset will be about one hour later from 31 March onwards. We'll have one hour less in bed on 31 March, but on the up-side we'll have lots more light in the evenings.

Why do the clocks change?

Here's a little explainer:

When does Daylight Saving Time end?

The clocks will go back one hour on October 27 2019. When local time hits 2am the clock will be turned backwards one hour to 1am, resulting in an extra hour in bed.