When do the clocks go back?

Autumn is here, the temperatures are dropping, the nights are fast drawing in – and soon it will be time to turn the clocks back.

The time changes at 2am on NEXT Sunday, October 25th, as clocks should be set back an hour, giving us an extra hour in bed, so don’t miss out on your extra sleep.

How do I remember which direction to change the clocks?

An easy way to remember is using the old phrase: “Spring forward, fall back” (Though this does mean you using the American term for autumn).

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When the hour changes, we’ll be shifting from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The clocks always go forward an hour on the last weekend in March in spring, and go back on the last weekend of October in autumn.

Will my phone change automatically?

If you have an iPhone, iPad and Mac they automatically change between daylight savings. Check you have your ‘Date and Time’ settings for ‘Set Automatically’ turned on.

Why do we change the clocks?

Experts remain divided over the benefits over changing the clocks.

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Reasons given in favour are that it saves energy, reduces accidents and crime, and is good for business.

Those arguing against say there is no clear, decisive evidence it saves energy, and point to potential health risks.

When do the clocks change in 2016 and 2017?

Clocks go forward on Sunday, March 27th, and they go back on Sunday, October 30th, 2016

In 2017, the clocks go forward on Sunday, March 26th, and go back on Sunday, October 29th