Clocks go forward one hour next dawn

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Mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores will turn their clocks forward one hour at dawn, kicking off daylight saving time.

In mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the clocks should be put forward one hour when it is 01:00, making it 02:00.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, the change will be made at 00:00, moving to 01:00.

Legal time will change again on October 27 for the winter regime.

The current time change regime is regulated by a 2000 directive (EU law), which stipulates that every year the clocks will be moved forward and 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.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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