Saturday, 27 November 2021

Heads up! - Next weekend the clocks go back a hour for winter time

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Oct 23, 2021

Daylight saving time ends on the night of Sunday, October 31, at 3 o'clock in the morning, and winter time begins, which means that clocks need to be spun back one hour, that is, from three to two o'clock.

By returning to winter time, the sun will rise earlier, but also set, so the days will have less light in the afternoon. But on the positive side on the night the clock hands return, people will be able to sleep an hour longer.

And with the clocks moving backwards a few things will also change across Croatia. Firstly, the winter time means that your electricity tariff will change. The higher tariff will be in the period from 7 am to 9 pm, and the lower tariff in the period from 9 pm to 7 am. So start those washing machines and dishwashers after 9 pm to save electricity and money.

And according to the Road Traffic Safety Act, car drivers are obliged to turn on their lights from November 1 to March 31. Drivers who fail to turn on their headlights could face a fine.

Although the European Commission proposed three years ago to abolish the seasonal shift of the clock and to abolish summer and winter time, this has not yet happened because the member states have not yet agreed on it.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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