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Clocks go forward in Europe as summer arrives

Europeans will lose an hour of sleep overnight when countries move their clocks forward one hour to switch to summer time.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2006 04:14 IST

Europeans will lose an hour of sleep overnight when countries move their clocks forward one hour to switch to summer time.

At (0630 IST) 2:00 am Central Europe time on Sunday morning it will become 3:00 am (7:30 IST) summer time in most countries across Europe. The United States will switch to summer time a week later than Europe, on the weekend of April 1.

The measure, harmonised across the European Union, is designed to save energy resources involved in artificial lighting.