Time in Europe:         Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)          Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)       Western European Summer Time / British Summer Time / Irish Standard Time (UTC+1)          Central European Time (UTC+1)       Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)          Eastern European Time / Kaliningrad Time (UTC+2)          Eastern European Time (UTC+2)       Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)          Moscow Time / Turkey Time (UTC+3)          Armenia Time / Azerbaijan Time / Georgia Time (UTC+4)    ▉▉▉▉ pale colours: standard time observed all year;▉▉▉ dark colours: summer time observed
Time in the Middle East         UTC+02:00  Egypt Standard Time        UTC+02:00UTC+03:00  Eastern European Time /Israel Standard Time /Palestine Standard TimeEastern European Summer Time /Israel Summer Time /Palestine Summer Time        UTC+03:00  Arabia Standard Time /Turkey Time        UTC+03:30UTC+04:30  Iran Standard TimeIran Daylight Time        UTC+04:00  Gulf Standard Time  Light colors ▉▉▉ standard time observed all yearDark colors ▉▉ daylight saving time observed

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of the UTC+03:00 time zone, which is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in some European and Middle Eastern countries, which makes it the same as Arabia Standard Time, East Africa Time, and Moscow Time. During the winter periods, Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00) is used.

Since 1996, European Summer Time has been observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. Previously, the rules were not uniform across the European Union.[1]


The following countries and territories use Eastern European Summer Time during the summer:

In the year 1991, EEST was used also in Moscow and Samara time zones of Russia. Egypt has previously used EEST in 1957–2010 and 2014–2015. Turkey, has previously used EEST in 1970–1978, EEST and Moscow Summer Time in 1979–1983, and EEST in 1985–2016.

Colour Legal time vs. local mean time
1 h ± 30 m behind
0 h ± 30 m
1 h ± 30 m ahead
2 h ± 30 m ahead
3 h ± 30 m ahead
European summer
European summer

See also


  1. ^ Joseph Myers (2009-07-17). "History of legal time in Britain". Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  2. ^ Time zones in North Nicosia
  3. ^ Ukraine to return to standard time on Oct. 30 (updated), Kyiv Post (October 18, 2011)