Time change: How to know the official time in Chile?

Time change: How to know the official time in Chile?
Time change: How to know the official time in Chile?

Apr 03 2024 – 8:00 p.m.

There is less than a week left until the traditional Time change in Chile, which will terminate the summer schedulestarting the of winter.

During this transition the clocks must be turned back 60 minutescausing the nights to get darker earlier and the mornings to have more hours of light.


Learn how to check the official schedule in Chile to avoid confusion during this process.


When should the clocks be modified?

As established, winter time will begin to take effect from next Saturday April 6.

Therefore, when the clock reads 11:59 p.m. on April 6, this should be delayed by one hour to again mark 10:59 p.m. on the same Saturday.

It should be noted that this measure does not apply to the Magallanes region and the Chilean Antarctic Territorywhere your current time zone will be maintained.

Western Island Chile

In the territories of Western Insular Chile, such as Rapa Nuisummer time will also be active until Saturday, April 6, 2024, when it will return to the UTC-6 time zone (winter time).

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Of course, in these territories the clocks must show 9:00 p.m.

How to check what time it is in Chile?

To see the official time officially and live in each area of ​​Chile you must enter the website houroficial.cl of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) in this link (click here).

On this site you can check the time and date in each of the areas of the country that youThey have their own time zone, that is:

  • mainland Chile
  • Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica
  • Easter Island and Salas y Gómez Island

Check the official time in continental Chile below:

Until when will winter time be?

This schedule will be maintained until Septemberwhen there will be a change in time again to return to daylight saving time.

Check the dates of the weather season calendar below:

  • Summer: from December 21, 2023 to March 20, 2024.
  • Autumn: from March 21, 2024 to June 21, 2024.
  • Winter: from June 22, 2024 to September 23, 2024.
  • Spring: from September 24, 2024 to December 21, 2024.

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