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When do the clocks go forward? What you need to know about British Summer Time for spring 2018

The clocks go forward on Sunday, March 25th, at 1am (Getty Images/iStock)
The clocks go forward on Sunday, March 25th, at 1am (Getty Images/iStock)

Spring forward, fall back 


THE clocks go forward at 1am on March 25th 2018.

The change means that the UK will have officially entered British Summer Time. Let’s hope we get some warmer weather to go with it!

This means we’ll lose an hour’s sleep, but it is also the beginning of lighter, longer days.

The tradition of changing our clocks is thanks to a man named William Willet, who wrote ‘The Waste of Daylight’, a pamphlet on how he thought people should start their days earlier and not waste valuable hours of light.

He died before it passed into law in 1916, but he is commemorated by a memorial dial set permanently to daylight saving time in his honour.

The clocks will go back on Sunday 28th October at 2am.

You will not need to reset your phone, computers or internet-connected appliances but some others may need manually changing.

When do the clocks go back in the UK, and why do we do it?