UTC+13:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +13:00. Because it does not contain any land in the Northern Hemisphere, this time zone is exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere.

UTC+13:00
Time zone
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
UTCUTC+13:00
Current time
22:31, 4 March 2024 UTC+13:00 [refresh]
Central meridian
165 degrees W
Date-time group
UTC+13:00: blue (December), orange (June), yellow (year-round), light blue (sea areas)

As standard time (year-round)

Principal cities: Apia, Atafu, Nukuʻalofa

Oceania

Micronesia

Polynesia

As daylight saving time (Southern Hemisphere summer)

Principal cities: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Suva, Nadi

Oceania

Australasia

Antarctica

History

Kiribati introduced a change for its eastern half on 31 December 1994, from time zones UTC−11:00 and UTC−10:00 to UTC+13:00 and UTC+14:00, to avoid having the country divided by the International Date Line.

Tonga has been on UTC+13:00 for many years. Daylight saving time was used in the southern summer seasons from October 1999 to January 2002, and from November 2016 to January 2017 (written 2017).[5]

UTC+13:00 was used until 2009 as a daylight time (summer in Northern Hemisphere) in the easternmost parts of Russia (Chukotka and Kamchatka) that used Kamchatka Time.

At the end of 29 December 2011 (UTC−10:00), Samoa advanced its standard time from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00 (and its daylight saving time from UTC−10:00 to UTC+14:00), essentially moving the international date line to the other side of the country.[2][3] Following Samoa's decision, Tokelau also simultaneously advanced its standard time (used without daylight saving time), from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00.[1][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Tokelau: Wrong local time for over 100 years". timeanddate.com.
  2. ^ a b McCabe, Joanne (May 9, 2011). "Samoa to change time zones and move forward by a day". Metro. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Samoa and Tokelau skip a day for dateline change". BBC News. December 30, 2011. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Daylight savings scrapped". Samoa Observer. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  5. ^ Clock Changes in Nukualofa, Tonga