Local time in Jamaica
The time in Jamaica is 5 hours behind UTC and 1 hour behind Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.
Details for the time in Jamaica
|Timezone||Eastern Standard Time (EST)|
|Olson timezone name||America/Jamaica|
|Time difference||1 hour behind Ashburn|
|5 hours behind UTC|
Jamaica Daylight Saving time (DST)Jamaica does not observe daylight savings.
Jamaica uses Eastern Standard Time EST. EST is UTC -0500. Jamaica's latitude and longitude is 18° 15' N and 77° 30' W. Therefore a five hours offset between EST and UTC is very suitable for Jamaica. Because of its low latitude Jamaica has no need for daylight savings time. The country isn’t far north of the equator meaning the length of the day isn’t heavily affected by the seasons.