Atlantic Standard Time Zone - AST
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Atlantic Standard Time or AST has a UTC offset of - 4:00. This means that the time zone is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. The time zone is primarily observed by areas of North America, and the Caribbean during the winter months when Daylight Saving is inactive. As soon as Daylight Saving starts – during the summer – some affected areas switch to Atlantic Daylight Time or ADT.
It is important to note that this time zone has several labels:
Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Atlantic Time (AT)
Tiempo Estandar del Atlantico (AST) in Spanish
Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA) in French
Locations in Atlantic Standard Time Zone
This time zone is active in:
All the Caribbean listed above except for Bermuda, remain on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) all year long and do not observe Daylight Saving. The Canadian province of Quebec also remains on AST all year long.
Other time zones that use the same UTC - 4:00 offset are: