When do the clocks change in October? Will we lose an hour sleep and how much light will Newcastle see?

This is the date Newcastle residents should remember to change their clocks in October 2023.  This is the date Newcastle residents should remember to change their clocks in October 2023.
This is the date Newcastle residents should remember to change their clocks in October 2023. | Adobe Stock
The clocks are set to change this month and here’s all you need to know about what to do and when to do it.

The end of October sees clocks across the country leave British Summer Time and return to Greenwich Mean Time following a period of being within British Summer Time, which started when the clocks last changed at the end of March.

Twice a year across the country people must change their clocks to reflect the changing seasons, moving them an hour forward at the start of summer and backward at the start of winter.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

When do the clocks change in October 2023?

Clocks across the UK will be going back one hour at 2am on Sunday, October 29.

This will mean mornings will be brighter and the sun will set earlier in the evenings.

British Summer Time will return in March 2023 when clocks go forward.

How will the clocks changing impact sunset and sunrise times?

With the additional hour, sunrise and sunset times will also change by 60 minutes. The day before the clocks change will see full daylight between 8:01am and 5:38pm while the following day will experience full daylight between 7:03am and 4:36pm.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The shortest day of the year, or Winter solstice, will fall on Wednesday, December 21 when Newcastle will only see just over seven hours of full daylight between 8:29am and 3:39pm.

Read Newcastle’s news on the go with our free email newsletters - bringing the headlines to your inbox. Catch up on the day’s news and sport and enjoy even more from the NewcastleWorld team. Visit our website here to find out more and sign up.

Do we gain an hour of sleep when the clocks change?

Yes, because of the clocks going back the UK will gain an extra hour throughout the night.

Will my phone clock change automatically?

Most devices which are connected to the internet such as smartphones, smart TVs, laptops, tablets and smart watches will change by themselves as long as the relevant automatic updates are turned on. This can usually be checked through a device’s time and date settings.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.