Current Dates and Times
across South America...
Across South America, both Daylight Saving Time
and Standard Time
are in effect.
When countries, islands and regions are using DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
it is indicated by a red (DST)
Although variations may apply, and often with little notice, Daylight Saving Time is not
observed in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, the Galapagos Islands, Guyana, Peru, South Georgia Island, Suriname and Venezuela.
Time in Brazil is particularly complicated as Brazil spans four major timezones. Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero are both located in BRST or BRT timezone depending on the observence of DST, putting them either 3 or 2 hours behind UTC.
The small island of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil is 2 hours behind UTC. The two western timezones of Brazil, Amazonas Time and Acre Time are both 4 hours behind UTC and do not observe DST.
Note that Venezuela is 4.5 hours behind UTC.
Additional details on world timezones