Mauritius does not use daylight saving time, however it has been used in the past. Daylight saving time was first introduced in Mauritius in 1982, however it was discontinued the following year. It was re-introduced in 2008, however it was not used in 2009 or since. In 2008, the period started at 2am UTC+5 (1am UTC+4) on 26 October 2008 (the last Sunday in October), and ended at 2am UTC+5 (1am UTC+4) on 29 March 2009 (the last Sunday in March). Mauritius is in the Southern Hemisphere, so summer begins towards the end of the year.