DST ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, setting clocks back one hour

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 26, 2013 21:56

For first time, Israel starts winter clock in line with most of Europe instead of weekend before Yom Kippur.




DST ends Sunday morning at 2.m.

Pocketwatch illustrative 370. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Daylight Saving Time will switch to Standard Time in the early hours of Sunday morning, marking Israel's transition to the winter clock.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, clocks will be set back one hour to 1 a.m.

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This year DST lasted 212 days, ending in late October instead of its previous endpoint before Yom Kippur.

In July, the Knesset approved legislation extending DST from October 6 to October 27, in line with Europe.

For years, Israel turned back the extended summer clock the weekend before Yom Kippur in order to ease fasting and accommodate prayer times for the autumn.

On October 6, many Israeli smartphone users experienced a glitch turning their clocks back to Standard Time due to what phone carriers said was the result of outdated DST data in software.

The summer clock is set to resume in March.

Niv Elis contributed to this report.


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