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Longer days upon us as clocks go forward

PUBLISHED: 08:03 31 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:06 01 April 2019

Did you get caught out by the clocks going forward on Sunday? Photo: Getty Images

Did you get caught out by the clocks going forward on Sunday? Photo: Getty Images

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British Summer Time is here – did you get caught out this morning?

The clocks went forward at 1am on Sunday, with British Summer Time now in place until October 27.

You may have lost an hour of sleep this morning but will gain an hour of daylight, as British Summer Time, also known as Daylight Saving Time, brings longer days and warmer temperatures.

Most smart devices (phones, computers, televisions) should have updated themselves in order to show the correct time, but others such as cars, ovens and microwaves will need to be adjusted manually.

Britain adopted British Summer Time in 1916, when the Summer Time Act was passed after a campaign by builder William Willett.


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