Tuesday, 10 January 2017 14:28
All clocks and watches in the Kingdom are to be turned back to normal time by one hour at 3am to 2am on Sunday the 15th of January 2017. The daylight saving that is now ceased was a decision decided by Cabinet on Friday 21 October 2016 as a means of extending daylight hours in the evenings to allow for more time for economic and social activities. This cessation of Daylight Saving for the Kingdom of Tonga will mean that Tonga time will be moved back to be 13 hours ahead of Universal Time Coordinated (UTC+13hrs).
The Ministry of MEIDECC invites members of the public who have any enquiries with regard to the cease of daylight saving to contact the Meteorology Department of MEIDECC at 35-355 or 35-008 for more information and details.
Issued by the: Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications. Cease of Daylight Saving for Tonga on 15th January 2017