What is Chile Daylight Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 3 hours behind the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier used is Etc/GMT+3.
Please be aware that this time zone is observed during Daylight Saving Time
(DST) in the spring, summer, and autumn months.
During the winter months, clocks went back one hour to the UTC-4
offset and Chile Standard Time
About This Time Pattern
Time Offset: UTC-3, UTC-03:00
Abbreviation: CLDT Time, Chile Summer Time, CLST Time
DST Began: 1st Saturday in April, 01:00 UTC (clocks go forward one hour).
DST Ends: 1st Saturday in September, 01:00 UTC (clocks went back one hour).
CLST Time Zone Map
Chile Summer Time zone is a time offset that subtracts 3 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by Chile Summer Time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
Chile Summer Time is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)
Amazon Summer Time (AMST)
Argentina Time (ART)
Brasilia Time (BRT)
Chile Summer Time (CLST)
Falkland Islands Summer Time (FKST)
French Guiana Time (GFT)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Standard Time (PMST)
Paraguay Summer Time (PYST)
Rothera Research Station Time (ROTT)
Suriname Time (SRT)
Uruguay Standard Time (UYT)
West Greenland Time (WGT)
Papa Time Zone (P)
Chile Summer Time zone is used in the following countries:
In Chile this time zone is used throughout the country.
Most of Continental Chile uses the time offset UTC−04:00 in winter time and UTC−03:00 in summer time.
In the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region uses the time offset UTC-03:00 the whole year.
Summer time in Chile, also known as daylight saving time (DST) in Chile was used in Chile from 1968 to 2014 & 2016–present.