BRAZIL TIME ZONES - BRAZIL CURRENT TIME

Brazil uses four standard time zones. From west to east UTC/GMT - 5 is observed in Acre and thirteen municipalities in western Amazonas. UTC/GMT - 4 is observed in five western states. UTC/GMT - 3 is used in twenty-one central and eastern states, including the capital of Brasilia and UTC/GMT -2 is observed in several islands off the east coast of Brazil, including the twenty one islands in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.

In 2008 the Brazilian Government moved states which had been observing UTC/GMT - 5 into the UTC/GMT - 4 time zone. This included the state of Acre and other municipalities southwest of the Amazon rainforest. In October 2010 a referendum was held in Acre in which a majority of voters indicated their desire to move back to the UTC/GMT - 5 time zone. This change back to UTC/GMT - 5 was finally approved for Acre and thirteen municipalities in western Amazonas in October 2013 with an effective date of November 10, 2013.

Daylight Saving Time in Brazil is observed by most of the southern, south-eastern and central-western states which includes, Espirito Santo, the Federal District, Goias, part of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Sao Paulo. Daylight saving time is not observed in the north and north-eastern states.

Update: On October 18, 2012 the Governor of Bahia, Jaques Wagner, announced that Bahia would not observe daylight saving time starting on October 21, 2012 as originally planned. This was due to public surveys which showed a majority of respondents did not favor the country using daylight saving time. No decision has been made for future years. Previously, Bahia had not observed daylight saving time since 2003, however, the state reinstated daylight saving time on October 16, 2011.

Update - Effective October 21, 2012 the State of Tocantins will observe daylight saving time.

Update - Effective October 20, 2013 the State of Tocantins will NOT observe daylight saving time.

Update - Effective November 10, 2013 the State of Acre and thirteen municipalities in western Amazonas changed time zones. These locations which previously observed UTC/GMT - 4 will now observe UTC/GMT -5.

Also the state of Mato Grosso has announced that effective October 16, 2011 thirty-two (32) municipalities within the state will not observe daylight saving time, and will stay on standard time UTC/GMT - 4 year round. The remainder of the state, including the capital Cuiaba and 106 other cities will observe daylight saving time.

In 2008 the Brazilian government established an annual daylight saving time schedule in which daylight saving time would begin at midnight 00:00 local time on the third Sunday in October and would end on the third Sunday in February at 00:00 midnight. If the end of daylight saving time falls on the "Sunday of Carnival" the time of observance will be extended by one week.

Brazil started Daylight Saving Time on Sunday October 20, 2013 at 00:00 AM local standard time. (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Brazil ended Daylight Saving Time on Sunday February 16, 2014 at 00:00 local daylight (summer) time. (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Brazil Time Zone Map

Brazil Time Zone Map



Brazil Current Times
UTC - 5
year round
UTC - 4
year round
UTC - 4 Winter
UTC -3
Summer

States of
Acre
Part of Amazonas

States of
Part of Amazonas
part of Mato Grosso
Rondonia
Roraima

States of
part of Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso do Sul
Wednesday
8/20/2014
3:45 AM
UTC/GMT-05:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00

UTC - 3
year round
UTC - 3 Winter
UTC -2 Summer
UTC - 2
year round

States of

Alagoas | Ampa
Bahia
Ceara
Maranhao
Para | Paraiba
Pernambuco
Piaui
Rio Grande Norte
Sergipe
Tocantins

States of

Espirito Santo
Federal District
Goias
Minas Gerais
Parana
Rio de Janeiro
Rio Grande Sul
Santa Catarina
Sao Paulo

Islands and
Archipelago

Fernando de Noronha

Trindade
Martim Vaz
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
6:45 AM
UTC/GMT-02:00

Acre Alagoas Amapa Amazonas (western) Amazonas (eastern)
Wednesday
8/20/2014
3:45 AM
UTC/GMT-05:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
3:45 AM
UTC/GMT-05:00

Bahia Ceara Espirito Santo Federal District Fernando de Noronha
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
6:45 AM
UTC/GMT-02:00

Goias Maranhao Mato Grosso - See Note Below Mato Grosso - See Note Below Mato Grosso do Sul
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00

Minas Gerais Para Paraiba Parana Pernambuco
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00

Piaui Rio de Janeiro Rio Grande do Norte Rio Grande do Su Rondonia
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00

Roraima Santa Catarina Sao Paulo Sergipe Tocantins
Wednesday
8/20/2014
4:45 AM
UTC/GMT-04:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00
Wednesday
8/20/2014
5:45 AM
UTC/GMT-03:00

State UTC - Offset
Standard Time
Observe Daylight Savings Time UTC - Offset
DST Time
Acre UTC-5 No None
Alagoas UTC-3 No None
Amapa UTC-3 No None
Amazonas (western) UTC-5 No None
Amazonas (eastern) UTC-4 No None
Bahia UTC-3 No None
Ceara UTC-3 No None
Espirito Santo UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Federal District UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Goias UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Fernando de Noronha UTC-2 No None
Maranhao UTC-3 No None
Mato Grosso (part of) UTC-4 Yes UTC-3
Mato Grosso (part of) UTC-4 No None
Mato Grosso do Sul UTC-4 Yes UTC-3
Minas Gerais UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Para UTC-3 No None
Paraiba UTC-3 No None
Parana UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Pernambuco UTC-3 No None
Piaui UTC-3 No None
Rio de Janeiro UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Rio Grande do Norte UTC-3 No None
Rio Grande do Sul UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Rondonia UTC-4 No None
Roraima UTC-4 No None
Santa Catarina UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Sao Paulo UTC-3 Yes UTC-2
Sergipe UTC-3 No None
Tocantins UTC-3 No None


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