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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 8 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 8 years ago

sy.hu says:

Beijing either.

Posted 8 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

New York, Boston, and Philadelphia are both not listed, for that matter.

Posted 8 years ago

emily.sparkle says:

new york is there, it's just listed as GMT -4 which i don't think is correct.

Posted 8 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 8 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 8 years ago

ilovejackdaniels says:

Thankyou for clearing that GMT / UTC stuff up for me, by the way. It's good to know!

Posted 8 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 8 years ago

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