Current Dates and Times across Europe
Across the European continent, Daylight Savings Time is now in effect.
Iceland does not use Daylight Saving Time and remains on UTC Time permanently.
The local time in the United Kingdom (UK) in the summer is referred to as BST British Summer Time. In winter it's referred to as GMT, and is based upon the UTC time in Greenwich, England.
Canary Islands and Madeira Islands are now on WET Time.
UTC and GMT an update
The worldwide standard for coordinated universal time, formerly known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), is now abbreviated as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Some sources still refer to it as UTC/GMT and some web browsers, e.g. Mozilla Firefox, still display it as GMT.
The UTC Time (shown directly below) is the standard time zone upon which all other worldwide time zones are based. It never observes daylight saving time.
- UTC Coordinated Universal Time
- AZOST Azores Summer Time
- GMT Greenwich Mean Time
- IST Irish Summer Time
- BST British Summer Time
- MSD Moscow Daylight Time
- DST Daylight Saving Time
- WEST Western Europe Summer Time
- CEST Central European Summer Time
- EEST Eastern European Summer Time