CST: Central Time

Central Standard Time (CST)

What is current local time now in CST?

In Summer: Central Daylight Time ( CDT )

Central Time Zone, USA & Canada

What is the current time now in Central Standard Time (CST) Zone?

Central Time

Clock showing current local time now in USA & Canada Central Time Zone

USA & Canada clocks

Daylight Saving Time dates 2015

Sunday 8 March 2015 2am local time
until Sunday 1 November 2015 2am local time
see: Daylight-Saving-Time.com for details

USA and Canada Standard Time Date schedules here

Central Time - USA + Canada

Central Standard Time ( CST ) = GMT-6
Central Daylight Time ( CDT ) = GMT-5

To see time in a separate window press Central Time

What time zone Central Standard Time (CST) ?

Central Standard Time is the Central Time Zone of the United States of America (USA).  Central Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-6 ).

When does Central Time change Daylight Saving Time?

In most states in the USA and in most provinces in Canada, Daylight-Saving Time ( DST )  is observed.  During DST CT (or CDT) is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-5 ).

After the Summer months Central Time is shifted back by 1 hour to US Central Standard Time (CST) or (GMT-6).

NB The Canadian province of Saskatchewan does not adopt Daylight Saving Time and remains on CST or GMT-6 all year.

The schedule for the states of the United States that adopt daylight saving time are:

2 a.m. on the Second Sunday in March to
2 a.m. on the First Sunday of November.