Daylight saving time 2018: When do the clocks go forward for spring?

16 March 2018, 15:08

Spring clock

It's that time of year again!

No matter how many times we do it, it's easy to forget when exactly the clocks change, and which way round they go.

With spring on the horizon, and cold weather being banished (hopefully), it's time to put our clocks forward and start seeing the day last longer, and staying light as we head home for the day.

When do the clocks go forward?

For 2018, the clocks will go forward an hour on Sunday, March 25 at 1am.

Sadly, this does mean losing an hour in bed, but we will at least gain back those hours of light in the evening. Time to hit the beer gardens!

What is daylight saving time?

Daylight saving time exists in order for us to make better use of the glorious hours of daylight in the summer.

Putting the clocks forward gives us longer each day to enjoy the sunshine outside (providing it's actually sunny of course).

Who invented daylight saving?

Would you believe it, but Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's great-great-grandfather William Willett came up with the idea for the whole thing, and spent his life convincing others that they should get up earlier to make the most of the spring sunshine.

Sadly, he died just a year before it was officially introduced to the country. But thanks, William!

So, remember to set a reminder so you don't forget! Though, most gadgets do it for you nowadays...