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Clocks going back

In article <7v464f$d9q$1@news2.news.technocom.net>,
Richard Gardner <rg@rfguk.com> wrote:
>I have read all of the bloody articles in this post and still nobody has
>told me WHEN the clocks go back - does anyone actually know anything useful?

The last Sunday in October, at 01:00 UTC.  This year, that's 1999-10-31,
or the coming Sunday.

This is standard across the European Union.  Till 1996, the rule for the
UK was the Sunday after the fourth Saturday in October.  Often, this is
the same as the last Sunday, but not this year.  Presumably this is the
source of some of the confusion...

(To timezone pedants: yes, I'm simplifying hugely about the historical
situation.)

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin   | "People think [ W. Gibson is ] hi-tech because his prose
Leicester, UK | is as pleasant to read as a C++ program." -- JT

Original headers:

From: tjg@star.le.ac.uk (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.misc
Subject: Re: Clocks going back
Date: 26 Oct 1999 16:21:28 +0100
Organization: University of Leicester, UK
Message-ID: <7v4gue$91e$1@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk>
References: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9910251948330.1190-100000@tahallah.demon.co.uk> <7v3qnj$r12@axalotl.demon.co.uk> <7v464f$d9q$1@news2.news.technocom.net>

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