What is WEST Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 1 hour ahead of 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 for WEST Time is Etc/GMT-1.
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+0
offset and WET Time
About This Time Pattern
Time Offset: UTC+1, UTC+01:00
Abbreviation: Western European Summer Time
DST Began: Last Sunday in March (clocks go forward one hour).
DST Ends: Last Sunday in October (clocks went back one hour).
What is WEST Time Zone?
This time zone is a time offset that adds 1 hour to Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal)
Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)
Tórshavn (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
This time offset 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:
British Summer Time (BST)
Central European Time (CET)
Irish Standard Time (IST)
Middle European Time (MET)
West Africa Time (WAT)
Alpha Time Zone (A)
WEST Time Zone Countries
This time zone is used in the following countries:
In Portugal, this time zone is present in the territories of Madeira.
In Spain, this time zone is present in the territory of Canary Islands.
In Denmark, this time zone is present in the territory of Faroe Islands.