Clocks go forward in Malta this Sunday

24 March 2017

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Don't forget that clocks go forward in Malta at 2am on Sunday


Malta News : Clocks go forward tonight


Summer time starts on Sunday with the clocks going forward by an hour and the evenings getting lighter.


Daylight saving time was originally proposed by an Englishman, William Willett, who suggested that the clocks should increment by 20 minutes per month over a four month period in Spring and Summer, with the clocks being reset to Greenwich Mean Time in the Autumn.


Willetts original idea was rejected by parliament, but a revised DST was brought in by Act of Parliament in 1916 and remains the same today.  During World War Two, the clocks were advanced by two hours, giving double summer time.  Similar changes to the clocks have been made during fuel shortages. 


Between October 1968 and October 1971 an experiment was conducted, with the whole of the UK remaining one hour ahead of GMT throughout the year.  The change was claimed to have reduced road accidents, but later analysis revealed that much of the claimed reduction was due to drink drive legislation introduced at the same time.


Since the 1980’s, all of western and central Europe have co-ordinated the change of their clocks.


The start of summer time heralds the arrival of longer days and warmer evenings.  Time for those barbecue parties to start!





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