giovedì 3 ottobre 2019

Time for DST Down Under

NZ went on DST already Sept 29, of UT+13, as absurd as that may seem. This means any SW programming taken directly from RNZ National now appears one real UT hour earlier. This may also require juggling of some other programming and frequency usage.

DU uncoordinated as DST does not begin until Oct 6 in the parts of Australia observing it: SA, VIC, TAS and NSW. 

(And did you know that there is a small enclave in the SE corner of WA, Eucla, with its own unique timezone of UT +8:45 but no DST?) Map:
That`s a compromise between WA +8:00 and adjacent SA +9:30 during standard time.

As for Brasil ---

Brazil Won't Change Clocks in 2019

Published 8-Apr-2019. Changed 28-Aug-2019 Update:

Daylight Saving Time has been permanently abolished in Brazil, according to the Senate bulletin of April 25, 2019.

There will be no further clock changes in Brazil in 2019. It is still unclear whether the country aims to abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) altogether.

Rio will not change its clocks this year.
No Clock Change in November 2019

According to a recent announcement, the country will not change its clocks for the upcoming DST period, which was scheduled to last from November 3, 2019 to February 16, 2020.

Uncertain Future for DST

It is expected, yet still uncertain, that the country will also halt all further clock changes. A government spokesperson stated that "this is the position for this year. For the next year, we will do further evaluation." (via gh, DXLD)