Upcoming weekend, on the last Sunday of October (Oct. 30), wintertime resumes, which will last for 5 months. This means that on the night of Saturday to Sunday, the clock will go back one hour, from 3 o’clock to 2 o’clock. As a result, the daylight period shifts one hour, making it light earlier in the morning and dark earlier in the evening. With the onset of wintertime, daylight saving time will end after 31 weeks.

Did you know that on September 2018, the European Commission decided that EU member states can decide for themselves whether to live in summer or winter time? And that by 2019 the switchover of both times would be abolished? But that the EU transport ministers decided to postpone the final decision, and which has not been taken to date? In other words, everything remains the same for the time being.

If daylight saving time would also apply in winter, it would not be light until around 9:45 a.m. on the shortest day of the year, December 21.