the time changes on sunday dawn

Portugal will set its clocks back one hour in the early hours of Sunday, starting the winter time, according to the indication of the Lisbon Astronomical Observatory (OAL).

In the early hours of Sunday (October 31) in mainland Portugal and in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, at 2 am the clocks must be turned back 60 minutes to 1 hour. In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, the change will be made at 1:00 am on Sunday, moving to 0:00.

The legal time will then change again on March 27, 2022, marking the switch to the summer regime.

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

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