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

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.

When do the clocks change 2022: Will we lose an hour sleep and when is sunset on the first day after the change?
When do the clocks change 2022: Will we lose an hour sleep and when is sunset on the first day after the change?

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.

When do the clocks change in October 2022?

At 2am on Sunday, October 30 clocks across the UK will go back one hour, meaning 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 8:03am and 5:35pm while the following day will experience full daylight between 7:05am and 4:33pm.

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.

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.

Why do we change the clocks?

Britain first decided to start abiding by British Summer Time in addition to British Mean Time in 1916, with many other European nations also making the move in order to preserve productive daylight hours and preserve energy. This idea was first introduced in Germany before Britain followed weeks later.