Western European Summertime (WEST)

The WEST is the daylight saving time (also called summertime) of the Western European Time (WET). The differences of the several time zones to each other are always specified in relation to the "Coordinated Universal Time" (UTC), the time on the prime meridian (zero longitude). In the summer the clocks are switched ahead by 1 hour.

The Western European Summertime is consistent with UTC +1 and applies to 5 countries.

Countries in WEST

The Western European Summertime applies to the following countries:

CountryRegionStandard timeDST
Faroe IslandsFaroeWETWEST
Western SaharaEl AaiunWETWEST

Further Countries in the same timezone of UTC +1

Although the timezone is named "Western European Summertime", it has mostly politcal reasons. It simply means that eg beginning and ending of daylight saving time always uniformly apply here. There are some other countries, in which the clock strikes just the same hour. These countries have the same temporal distance to UTC (Universal Time Coordinated):