Timezone and DST in Western SaharaTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Western Sahara there is only a single tonezone at UTC+0. For example, New York is currently at UTC-5 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Western Sahara is 5 hours.
The next clock change in Western Sahara will be on March 19th, 2023 at 1:00 to daylight saving time. The clocks are then set back one hour.
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Current time in all regions of Western Sahara:
The Ramadan Time in Western SaharaWestern Sahara has a very special time zone: Ramadan time. Normally, the clocks are set forward one hour for daylight saving time, so that it is light longer in the evening. Here, however, it is the other way around and, moreover, daylight saving time is also only about a month short. Only during Ramadan are clocks turned back one hour to artificially shorten the day. During the fasting time one should fast during the day - thus until sunset. So with this special time, you shorten the daily fast because it gets dark earlier in the evening.
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Western European Time (WET)|
|Daylight saving time:||Ramadan time|
Western Sahara has an east-west extension of 4.3 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Northern Africa, this corresponds to about 430 kilometers. With such a small extent the course of the sun at different positions in the country hardly matters. The position of the sun in the west of the country deviates from that in the east only about 17 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 17 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The next clock changes in Western Sahara
|Mar 19, 2023||1:00 am||1 hour back to daylight saving time|
|Apr 30, 2023||4:00 am||1 hour forward to winter time|
|Mar 10, 2024||1:00 am||1 hour back to daylight saving time|
|Apr 14, 2024||4:00 am||1 hour forward to winter time|
|Feb 23, 2025||1:00 am||1 hour back to daylight saving time|
|Apr 06, 2025||4:00 am||1 hour forward to winter time|
|Feb 15, 2026||1:00 am||1 hour back to daylight saving time|
|Mar 22, 2026||4:00 am||1 hour forward to winter time|
|Feb 07, 2027||1:00 am||1 hour back to daylight saving time|
|Mar 14, 2027||4:00 am||1 hour forward to winter time|