24TimeZones.com Time zone abbreviations Central European Summer Time

Current CEST time



Monday, May 17, 2021

What is Central European Summer Time

CEST timing

CEST (Central European Summer Time) is one of the well-known names of UTC+2 time zone which is 2h. ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).The time offset from UTC can be written as +02:00.

It's used as a DST (summer daylight saving time).During the winter, CET - Central European Time(UTC+1) is in use.

Some locations use CET all year long.


Time difference to GMT/UTC

+2 hours ahead (UTC+02)

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Other Time Zones in UTC+02

Abbreviation Name
CAT Central Africa Time
EET Eastern European Time
IST Israel Standard Time
SAST South African Standard Time
USZ1 Kaliningrad Time
WAST West Africa Summer Time

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