Current time in Falkland Islands
Local time in Falkland Islands
The time in Falkland Islands is 3 hours behind UTC and 4 hours behind Amsterdam. The timezone in Falkland Islands is UTC-3. Falkland Islands is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 2010.
Details for the time in Falkland Islands
|IANA time zone||Atlantic/Stanley|
|Your time difference||4 hours behind Amsterdam|
|UTC time difference||UTC-3
3 hours behind UTC
Falkland Islands Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Falkland Islands is not using Daylight Saving Time.
The Falkland Islands use Falkland Island Summer Time FKST. FKST is UTC -0300. FKST is also used during the winter. Falkland Islands's latitude and longitude is 51° 45' S and 59° 00' W . Therefore one would expect time on the Falkland Islands to be four hours behind UTC instead of three. This is because the Falkland Islands use daylight savings time year round. The need for daylight savings time is evident when we look at the high latitude of the Falkland Island. The decision to abandon Falkland Island Time FKT (UTC -0400) was made in 2011. The purpose being to gain more time to contact Europe and especially the United Kingdom during the day
Important cities in Falkland Islands
The current time in some important cities in Falkland Islands is shown below.Time in Falkland Islands