West Africa Time


West Africa Time

West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in western and west-central Africa (though not in countries west of Benin, which instead use GMT). The zone is one hour ahead of UTC (UTC+1), which makes it the same as Central European Time.

As most of this time zone is in the equatorial region there is no significant change in day length throughout the year, so daylight saving time is not observed. The exception to this is Namibia, which moves to West Africa Summer Time (UTC+2) in the summer months, September to April.

West Africa Time is used by the following countries:
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