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Switch to summer time moved a month earlier to February

By JT - Sep 23,2021 - Last updated at Sep 23,2021

AMMAN — The Cabinet, in a session last Sunday, decided to switch to summer time (daylight savings time) from midnight of the last Thursday of February, instead of the last Friday of March, every year. However,  the Council of Ministers kept the switch to winter time on the last Friday of October every year. 

Under a circular issued by Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Bisher Al Khasawneh on Thursday, clocks are set back one hour to mark the start of winter time on the last Friday of October every year.

Clocks are set forward one hour at midnight on the last Thursday of February every year to mark the start of summer time. This is applied to utilise the longer daylight hours to save energy.

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