We were so happy that Spring finally came to Montevideo this week. Of course, we’re still in store for some more rain before we have regular sunny days.
But that’s okay, because the daylight savings time change officially starts in Uruguay on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2 am. That means we get an extra hour of daylight! More time to go for evening walks to take Zoë to the park or beach.
So, instead of 4 hours ahead of California time (1 hour ahead of New York time), we’ll be 5 hours ahead of California time (2 hours ahead of New York time) until Daylight savings time ends in the United States on November 1 at 2 am. At that point, we’ll be 6 hours ahead of California time and (3 hours ahead of New York time).
If you’re wondering why there is a 2-hour jump with daylight savings time change, there’s a simple explanation. Since we’re South of the equator, when winter ends in Uruguay, summer ends in the US. Thus, we get daylight savings time (and move ahead an hour) around the same time that daylight savings time ends in the US (and their time falls back an hour).
So, if you’re in the US trying to contact anyone in Uruguay, you should be aware of the impending daylight savings time change.