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London Not Listed in Time Zones

ilovejackdaniels says:
That's it, really. You're missing the home of Greenwich Mean Time from the GMT list :)
Posted at 6:06pm on October 12, 2005
alex.reid says:
London is down correctly—until the last Sunday this month—as being at UTC+1. I assume it'll move back to UTC come the 30th!
Posted 11 years ago
ilovejackdaniels says:
It's listed as GMT+1 when I see it. I don't see any UTC stuff in the timezone list. And London is - without a doubt - GMT, not GMT+1. The whole UK is GMT. If, however, that list is based on UTC, it might be an idea to change it to say that. At the moment, it's wrong (either it should say UTC+1 or GMT, but not GMT+1).
Posted 11 years ago
sy.hu says:
Beijing either.
Posted 11 years ago
ranbarton Power Poster says:
New York, Boston, and Philadelphia are both not listed, for that matter.
Posted 11 years ago
emily.sparkle says:
new york is there, it's just listed as GMT -4 which i don't think is correct.
Posted 11 years ago
alex.reid says:
Ah, UTC is just a different name for GMT, sorry (well, actually, it's slightly more complex than that, but for all intents and purposes they're identical).

The timezone of London changes throughout the year: from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, London is in British Summer Time (BST), which is much like what the other side of the Atlantic calls Daylight Saving Time (DST). Anyway, from Spring to Autumn London's timezone is UTC/GMT+1. All the rest of the time London is at UTC/GMT.

This also applies in the Republic of Ireland and Portugal, it's called Irish Summer Time (IST) in Ireland. The collective name is European Summer Time.

So, people who can't find their timezone, and live in a country which operates a daylight saving time-like scheme, can try looking at their timezone, plus one. So those in UTC/GMT+2, look in +3; those in UTC/GMT−4, look in −3, and so on.

More info from the ubiquitous Wikipedia:
Timezones
UTC
GMT
Posted 11 years ago
ilovejackdaniels says:
Do you not think this just causes unnecessary confusion? People don't think in terms of timezones modified by daylight savings - they think in terms of timezones. Surely having London as GMT+1 for half the year, and GMT for the other half, will just make it trickier for people to find what they're looking for?
Posted 11 years ago
ilovejackdaniels says:
Thankyou for clearing that GMT / UTC stuff up for me, by the way. It's good to know!
Posted 11 years ago
omar (Remember The Milk) says:
Er, well... London has now taken its rightful place at GMT. And everything else should now be at a familiar timezone, too. :)

Basically, it was a display issue to do with DST. As most of you had already figured out.

Ah, timezones. Lovely things.
Posted 11 years ago
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