When do the clocks go back in Spain?

When do the clocks go back in Spain?
When do the clocks go back in Spain? Credit: Old Farmer’s Almanac

The clocks will go back one hour in Spain to signify the beginning of winter.

As the weather gets cooler and the nights draw in, it is just over a week until the clocks turn back an hour in Spain, signifying the beginning of the winter months.

This modification of the clocks happens every year on October 31.


This year, October 31 lands on a Sunday and the time will be pushed back by one hour at 3am (at least it is one extra hour in bed!)

In the Canary Islands, where it is always one hour less, the clocks will be changed at 2am, taking the time back to 1am.

This change will mean that the dawn will be earlier, however, it will also become darker earlier in the evenings.

The winter schedule will be in effect until March 2022, when the clock is moved one hour ahead for the spring months.

Spain (apart from the Canary Islands) has been running on standard Central European Time (CET) zone since 1942 when Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco, supposedly turned the clocks forward in solidarity with his allies, Nazi Germany.

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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.


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