Daylight Saving Time 2018: When do the clocks change? Date and time clocks go back an hour

Clocks go forward

It's nearly that time of the year that we put the clocks back and welcome winter with open arms.

 The cold weather has firmly arrived and winter is just around the corner, but before that we need to put our clocks backward so we can get an extra hour in bed as daylight saving means we have to put the clocks back by one hour and wave goodbye to British Summertime. 

When do the clocks go back?

The clocks go back by one hour on 28 October 2018, and it always takes place on the last Sunday in October. The clocks will go back one hour at 2am to prevent as little disruption to businesses and schools as possible. 

When do the clocks go forward?

The clocks will be going forward an hour on Sunday 25th March at 1am.

You may lose an hour in bed, but we will gain those hours of light in the evenings, which will make it all worthwhile in the long run.

Beer garden after work, anyone?

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Why do we have daylight saving in the UK?

The whole reason we have daylight saving is to make better use of those precious hours of daylight we get in the summer.

But putting the clocks forward it gives us longer each day to enjoy the summer sunshine.

Who invented daylight saving?

Well Coldplay are to blame! 

And no, we're not joking even though the do have a song called 'Clocks'.

Chris Martin's great-great-grandfather William Willett came up with the idea and spent his life convincing people they should get up earlier to make the most of the spring light.

Sadly he died a year before it was officially introduced, but we have him to thank for it anyway!

So set a reminder and don't get caught out!