Newfoundland, Canada (NF)
Canadian Province of Newfoundland
What is the current time in
What is the Time Zone of
Clock showing current local time now in Time Zone: America Saint John's
What time zone is
Newfoundland, Canada is in the Newfoundland Time Zone,
3.5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3:30).
Newfoundland Standard time is 30 minutes ahead of
Standard Time (in effect in the Maritime provinces) and 1.5 hours ahead
of Eastern Standard Time (in effect in
New York and
Newfoundland is located in a time zone unique in North America, half an
hour later than Atlantic Time, one and a half hours later than Central
Canada and four and a half hours later than the west coast of the
country, the only place in Canada with a split in the set variations of
one hour between time zones. Daylight Saving Time is observed from April
to October after which the province returns to Newfoundland Standard
Note: The Labrador portion of the province operates on Atlantic
Standard Time (½ hour behind Newfoundland), except for the area on the coast
from L'Anse au Clair to Cartwright which operates on Newfoundland Standard Time.
Many people wonder why Newfoundland has a
time zone that is a half hour different rather than one hour. The system
of Standard Time employs 24 meridians; each are theoretically the centres
of 24 Standard Time zones. Each local governing body can choose in
which Time Zone or part of a time zone it chooses to adopt.
Newfoundland lies in the eastern half of its time zone and chooses to
adopt its own time zone.
Newfoundland, (but not Labrador), lies squarely in the eastern half of its
time zone, exactly three and a half hours from Greenwich. The Newfoundland
government attempted to bring the province into conformity with the other
Atlantic provinces in 1963, but withdrew in the face of stiff public opposition.
Other countries that operate on the half hour time difference are: Suriname,
Iran, India, Sri Lanka, and Central Australia.
Newfoundland observe Daylight Saving Time?
Like most provinces in Canada,
Daylight Saving Time is
observed in Newfoundland, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour,
resulting in a 2.5 hours difference behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-2:30).
After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1
hour resulting in the normal 3.5 hours difference to GMT.
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