Current time in Jamaica

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Ashburn
11:40 p.m.
March 18, 2019
Jamaica
10:40 p.m.
March 18, 2019

Local time in Jamaica

The time in Jamaica is 5.0 hours behind UTC and 1.0 hour behind Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Jamaica

Current time
10:40 p.m.
Timezone Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Olson timezone name America/Jamaica
Time difference 1.0 hour behind Ashburn
  5.0 hours behind UTC

More about the time in Jamaica

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.

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Map of Jamaica