Less sleep this weekend, as clocks go forward an hour for spring on Sunday

Clocks will go forward by an hour this weekend in Britain, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus and other parts of the world that use the Daylight Saving system.

The scheme, used to maximise daylight hours in winter, and revert back to normal in the spring and summer time, comes in to play this Sunday, 26 March.

At exactly 1am local time on Sunday, clocks will automatically go forward to 2am. As a result, people in places like the UK and Cyprus will lose one hour’s sleep.

Each year, British Summer Time starts on the last Sunday of March, with the clocks going back an hour in the autumn.

The changes can impact some people’s sleep and disrupt their routine for the first week after the change, and create confusion with timings.

Turkiye decided to end the practice of putting clocks forward and back in 2016. It means that during the winter months, they are on different time zones with Cyprus, an hour apart, which ends on Sunday.

The time difference between Britain and Turkiye will also change, going down from three to two hours.