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Welcome to the "Time Conversion Thread", kindly brought to you by Laurencio2. Here you will find all the information you need to help you get to the right place at the right time, no matter where you are in the world!

Please remember that Jagex is based in the United Kingdom and, as such, we use Greenwich Mean Time or British Summer Time (depending on what time of the year it is!).

If you need help planning your event's time then you can use the meeting/event planner. It is worth noting that we permit linking to the timezone converter's website in the events forums.

Have fun! :D :) :D


♥ Many thanks to Laurencio2 for maintaining this sticky. ♥

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05-Sep-2008 09:26:31

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1.3 Introduction
Welcome to the Time Conversion Thread v4.0. This thread has been compiled by myself and Great One in order to assist Runescape players understand timezone conversions.
===>>> @@@ PLEASE READ @@@ <<<===
If you are new to this thread, it is important that you read the following posts:
- 1.5: GMT/BST/UK/Jagex Confusion Explained
- 2.3: How to use charts
- Page 3 (if you live in North America)
- Page 4 (if you live in Europe)
- Page 5 (if you live in Australia or New Zealand)
If you are looking for Jagex Event (such as Bonus Experience Weekend) conversions, these will be posted on page 2. Please see 2.4.
This thread has recently undergone a makeover. The information in this thread pertains to people who live in Canada, US, UK, Western half of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately due to how much information is available about timezones, I cannot fit it all onto this thread. If you live outside of these areas feel free to post and I will try to accomodate for you.
This thread's main information was last updated on 26/Sept/2011. Due to governments possibly passing laws relating to timezones, some information may be slightly out of date, which I may not have yet had a chance to update.
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05-Sep-2008 09:26:41 - Last edited on 26-Sep-2011 00:44:19 by Laur

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1.4 Table of Contents
1.1: Emilee's Post
1.2: Hidden Post
1.3: Introduction
1.4: Table of Contents
1.5: GMT/UK Confusion Explained
1.6-1.10: Upcoming Conversion Charts
2.1-2.2: Worldwide Timezone change dates
2.3: How to use charts
2.4-2.5: Jagex Event conversions
3.1: North America Introduction
3.2-3.3: My state/province: which timezone
3.4: Eastern
3.5: Central
3.6: Mountain
3.7: Pacific
3.8: Atlantic
3.9: Other Areas - Things to Note
4.1: Europe Introduction
4.2-4.3: My country: which timezone
4.4: Western European
4.5: Central European
4.6: Eastern European
4.7: Other Areas - Things to Note
5.1: Pacific Introduction
5.2: My state/island/country: which timezone
5.3: Australia - Eastern
5.4: Australia - Queensland
5.5: Australia - Central
5.6: Australia - Western
5.7: New Zealand
5.8: Other Areas - Things to Note
6: Recommended Times for Events - Coming Soon
7-12: Disused
13: Old archived posts
13.1-13.2: How to use this thread from v3
13.3: Best time for Events from v3
13.4: Jagex-run Bonus-exp Weekend Conversions from v3
13.5-13.6: Introduction from v3
13.7: Important Information from v3
13.8: Daylight Savings Information from v3

14.1-14.3: Time Conversion Thread Survey from June 2009
14.4: Old FAQ page
15-20: Disused
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05-Sep-2008 09:26:50 - Last edited on 26-Sep-2011 00:40:38 by Laur

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1.5 GMT/UK Confusion Explained
TLDR: GMT is not UK time.

Due to the fact that for about half of the year, the UK (and Ireland) uses GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) as their timezone, people seem to believe that GMT means UK time. Due to daylight savings, this is actually not the case.
Greenwich is located at 0° longitude, and is the centre of where all timezones are calculated from. It's a 'line' that divides the world in different segments, just like an orange, into 24 timezones ranging from GMT-11 to GMT+12.
Jagex is within the UK, and as such, Jagex time, which is the time on the top right of our forum posts, will be GMT for one half of the year, and BST for the other half. The confusion comes because Greenwich, as most people know, is situated in London, UK, therefore, most people think London = UK = GMT time.
This is correct for part of the year, namely during the winter months. However, London and the UK are also subject to local laws and regulations, like the rest of Europe, America and most of the world, and during the summer, in order to save money, they agree on certain dates during which, the 'legal' time, or daylight saving time, or summer time as it is often known, comes into force. This varies depending on the country.
Here is where the confusion comes in. England (and forum time, which is where Jagex is based) 'leaves' GMT during the summer months (late March to late October) and 'enforces' the British Summer Time (or BST as you may have seen around the forum) which is GMT + 1 hour. To convert from forum time to GMT time during UK summer, you subtract an hour.
As an example, Sydney Australia has a timezone of GMT+10 on standard time, and GMT+11 on Daylight Savings time. During UK summer which is Australian winter, Sydney is 9 hours ahead of London. However 6 months later, Sydney is 11 hours ahead of London. This is an example of why one should never confuse GMT with UK Time.
Thanks to DancingQueen for writing parts :)
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05-Sep-2008 09:26:58 - Last edited on 26-Sep-2011 00:40:49 by Laur

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1.6 Conversion Chart valid now until 10/March, 2013
GMT--|| PST --- CST -- EST --| GMT -- CET --|AWST--AEDT--NZDT
12AM || 04PM--06PM--07PM-|-12AM--01AM-|-08AM--11AM--01PM
01AM || 05PM--07PM--08PM-|-01AM--02AM-|-09AM--12PM--02PM
02AM || 06PM--08PM--09PM-|-02AM--03AM-|-10AM--01PM--03PM
03AM || 07PM--09PM--10PM-|-03AM--04AM-|-11AM--02PM--04PM
04AM || 08PM--10PM--11PM-|-04AM--05AM-|-12PM--03PM--05PM
05AM || 09PM--11PM--12AM-|-05AM--06AM-|-01PM--04PM--06PM
06AM || 10PM--12AM--01AM-|-06AM--07AM-|-02PM--05PM--07PM
07AM || 11PM--01AM--02AM-|-07AM--08AM-|-03PM--06PM--08PM
08AM || 12AM--02AM--03AM-|-08AM--09AM-|-04PM--07PM--09PM
09AM || 01AM--03AM--04AM-|-09AM--10AM-|-05PM--08PM--10PM
10AM || 02AM--04AM--05AM-|-10AM--11AM-|-06PM--09PM--11PM
11AM || 03AM--05AM--06AM-|-11AM--12PM-|-07PM--10PM--12AM
12PM || 04AM--06AM--07AM-|-12PM--01PM-|-08PM--11PM--01AM
01PM || 05AM--07AM--08AM-|-01PM--02PM-|-09PM--12AM--02AM
02PM || 06AM--08AM--09AM-|-02PM--03PM-|-10PM--01AM--03AM
03PM || 07AM--09AM--10AM-|-03PM--04PM-|-11PM--02AM--04AM
04PM || 08AM--10AM--11AM-|-04PM--05PM-|-12AM--03AM--05AM
05PM || 09AM--11AM--12PM-|-05PM--06PM-|-01AM--04AM--06AM
06PM || 10AM--12PM--01PM-|-06PM--07PM-|-02AM--05AM--07AM
07PM || 11AM--01PM--02PM-|-07PM--08PM-|-03AM--06AM--08AM
08PM || 12PM--02PM--03PM-|-08PM--09PM-|-04AM--07AM--09AM
09PM || 01PM--03PM--04PM-|-09PM--10PM-|-05AM--08AM--10AM
10PM || 02PM--04PM--05PM-|-10PM--11PM-|-06AM--09AM--11AM
11PM || 03PM--05PM--06PM-|-11PM--12AM-|-07AM--10AM--12PM
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (see 1.5)
North America:
PST = Pacific (see 3.7)
CST = Central (see 3.5)
EST = Eastern (see 3.4)
Europe:
GMT = Western/UK (see 4.4 and 1.5)
CET = Central (see 4.5)
Pacific:
AWST = Western (see 5.7)
AEDT = Eastern (see 5.3, 5.4)
NZDT = New Zealand (see 5.8)
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05-Sep-2008 09:27:09 - Last edited on 09-Nov-2012 02:47:37 by Laur

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1.7 Conversion Chart valid 10/March until 27/March, 2013
GMT--|| PDT -- CDT -- EDT --| GMT -- CET --|AWST--AEDT--NZDT
12AM || 05PM--07PM--08PM-|-12AM--01AM-|-08AM--11AM--01PM
01AM || 06PM--08PM--09PM-|-01AM--02AM-|-09AM--12PM--02PM
02AM || 07PM--09PM--10PM-|-02AM--03AM-|-10AM--01PM--03PM
03AM || 08PM--10PM--11PM-|-03AM--04AM-|-11AM--02PM--04PM
04AM || 09PM--11PM--12AM-|-04AM--05AM-|-12PM--03PM--05PM
05AM || 10PM--12AM--01AM-|-05AM--06AM-|-01PM--04PM--06PM
06AM || 11PM--01AM--02AM-|-06AM--07AM-|-02PM--05PM--07PM
07AM || 12AM--02AM--03AM-|-07AM--08AM-|-03PM--06PM--08PM
08AM || 01AM--03AM--04AM-|-08AM--09AM-|-04PM--07PM--09PM
09AM || 02AM--04AM--05AM-|-09AM--10AM-|-05PM--08PM--10PM
10AM || 03AM--05AM--06AM-|-10AM--11AM-|-06PM--09PM--11PM
11AM || 04AM--06AM--07AM-|-11AM--12PM-|-07PM--10PM--12AM
12PM || 05AM--07AM--08AM-|-12PM--01PM-|-08PM--11PM--01AM
01PM || 06AM--08AM--09AM-|-01PM--02PM-|-09PM--12AM--02AM
02PM || 07AM--09AM--10AM-|-02PM--03PM-|-10PM--01AM--03AM
03PM || 08AM--10AM--11AM-|-03PM--04PM-|-11PM--02AM--04AM
04PM || 09AM--11AM--12PM-|-04PM--05PM-|-12AM--03AM--05AM
05PM || 10AM--12PM--01PM-|-05PM--06PM-|-01AM--04AM--06AM
06PM || 11AM--01PM--02PM-|-06PM--07PM-|-02AM--05AM--07AM
07PM || 12PM--02PM--03PM-|-07PM--08PM-|-03AM--06AM--08AM
08PM || 01PM--03PM--04PM-|-08PM--09PM-|-04AM--07AM--09AM
09PM || 02PM--04PM--05PM-|-09PM--10PM-|-05AM--08AM--10AM
10PM || 03PM--05PM--06PM-|-10PM--11PM-|-06AM--09AM--11AM
11PM || 04PM--06PM--07PM-|-11PM--12AM-|-07AM--10AM--12PM
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (see 1.5)
North America:
PDT = Pacific (see 3.7)
CDT = Central (see 3.5)
EDT = Eastern (see 3.4)
Europe:
GMT = Western/UK (see 4.4 and 1.5)
CET = Central (see 4.5)
Pacific:
AWST = Western (see 5.7)
AEDT = Eastern (see 5.3, 5.4)
NZDT = New Zealand (see 5.8)
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05-Sep-2008 09:27:10 - Last edited on 09-Nov-2012 02:48:05 by Laur

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1.8 Conversion Chart valid 27/March until 7/April, 2013
GMT--|| PDT -- CDT -- EDT --| BST -- CEST-|-AWST--AEDT--NZDT
12AM || 05PM--07PM--08PM-|-01AM--02AM-|-08AM--11AM--01PM
01AM || 06PM--08PM--09PM-|-02AM--03AM-|-09AM--12PM--02PM
02AM || 07PM--09PM--10PM-|-03AM--04AM-|-10AM--01PM--03PM
03AM || 08PM--10PM--11PM-|-04AM--05AM-|-11AM--02PM--04PM
04AM || 09PM--11PM--12AM-|-05AM--06AM-|-12PM--03PM--05PM
05AM || 10PM--12AM--01AM-|-06AM--07AM-|-01PM--04PM--06PM
06AM || 11PM--01AM--02AM-|-07AM--08AM-|-02PM--05PM--07PM
07AM || 12AM--02AM--03AM-|-08AM--09AM-|-03PM--06PM--08PM
08AM || 01AM--03AM--04AM-|-09AM--10AM-|-04PM--07PM--09PM
09AM || 02AM--04AM--05AM-|-10AM--11AM-|-05PM--08PM--10PM
10AM || 03AM--05AM--06AM-|-11AM--12PM-|-06PM--09PM--11PM
11AM || 04AM--06AM--07AM-|-12PM--01PM-|-07PM--10PM--12AM
12PM || 05AM--07AM--08AM-|-01PM--02PM-|-08PM--11PM--01AM
01PM || 06AM--08AM--09AM-|-02PM--03PM-|-09PM--12AM--02AM
02PM || 07AM--09AM--10AM-|-03PM--04PM-|-10PM--01AM--03AM
03PM || 08AM--10AM--11AM-|-04PM--05PM-|-11PM--02AM--04AM
04PM || 09AM--11AM--12PM-|-05PM--06PM-|-12AM--03AM--05AM
05PM || 10AM--12PM--01PM-|-06PM--07PM-|-01AM--04AM--06AM
06PM || 11AM--01PM--02PM-|-07PM--08PM-|-02AM--05AM--07AM
07PM || 12PM--02PM--03PM-|-08PM--09PM-|-03AM--06AM--08AM
08PM || 01PM--03PM--04PM-|-09PM--10PM-|-04AM--07AM--09AM
09PM || 02PM--04PM--05PM-|-10PM--11PM-|-05AM--08AM--10AM
10PM || 03PM--05PM--06PM-|-11PM--12AM-|-06AM--09AM--11AM
11PM || 04PM--06PM--07PM-|-12AM--01AM-|-07AM--10AM--12PM
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (see 1.5)
North America:
PDT = Pacific (see 3.7)
CDT = Central (see 3.5)
EDT = Eastern (see 3.4)
Europe:
BST = Western/UK (see 4.4 and 1.5)
CEST = Central (see 4.5)
Pacific:
AWST = Western (see 5.7)
AEDT = Eastern (see 5.3, 5.4)
NZDT = New Zealand (see 5.8)
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1.9 Conversion Chart valid 7/April until 29/September, 2013
GMT--|| PDT -- CDT -- EDT --| BST -- CEST-|-AWST--AEST--NZST
12AM || 05PM--07PM--08PM-|-01AM--02AM-|-08AM--10AM--12PM
01AM || 06PM--08PM--09PM-|-02AM--03AM-|-09AM--11AM--01PM
02AM || 07PM--09PM--10PM-|-03AM--04AM-|-10AM--12PM--02PM
03AM || 08PM--10PM--11PM-|-04AM--05AM-|-11AM--01PM--03PM
04AM || 09PM--11PM--12AM-|-05AM--06AM-|-12PM--02PM--04PM
05AM || 10PM--12AM--01AM-|-06AM--07AM-|-01PM--03PM--05PM
06AM || 11PM--01AM--02AM-|-07AM--08AM-|-02PM--04PM--06PM
07AM || 12AM--02AM--03AM-|-08AM--09AM-|-03PM--05PM--07PM
08AM || 01AM--03AM--04AM-|-09AM--10AM-|-04PM--06PM--08PM
09AM || 02AM--04AM--05AM-|-10AM--11AM-|-05PM--07PM--09PM
10AM || 03AM--05AM--06AM-|-11AM--12PM-|-06PM--08PM--10PM
11AM || 04AM--06AM--07AM-|-12PM--01PM-|-07PM--09PM--11PM
12PM || 05AM--07AM--08AM-|-01PM--02PM-|-08PM--10PM--12AM
01PM || 06AM--08AM--09AM-|-02PM--03PM-|-09PM--11PM--01AM
02PM || 07AM--09AM--10AM-|-03PM--04PM-|-10PM--12AM--02AM
03PM || 08AM--10AM--11AM-|-04PM--05PM-|-11PM--01AM--03AM
04PM || 09AM--11AM--12PM-|-05PM--06PM-|-12AM--02AM--04AM
05PM || 10AM--12PM--01PM-|-06PM--07PM-|-01AM--03AM--05AM
06PM || 11AM--01PM--02PM-|-07PM--08PM-|-02AM--04AM--06AM
07PM || 12PM--02PM--03PM-|-08PM--09PM-|-03AM--05AM--07AM
08PM || 01PM--03PM--04PM-|-09PM--10PM-|-04AM--06AM--08AM
09PM || 02PM--04PM--05PM-|-10PM--11PM-|-05AM--07AM--09AM
10PM || 03PM--05PM--06PM-|-11PM--12AM-|-06AM--08AM--10AM
11PM || 04PM--06PM--07PM-|-12AM--01AM-|-07AM--09AM--11AM
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (see 1.5)
North America:
PDT = Pacific (see 3.7)
CDT = Central (see 3.5)
EDT = Eastern (see 3.4)
Europe:
BST = Western/UK (see 4.4 and 1.5)
CEST = Central (see 4.5)
Pacific:
AWST = Western (see 5.7)
AEST = Eastern (see 5.3, 5.4)
NZST = New Zealand (see 5.8)
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1.10 Conversion Chart valid 29/September until 6/October, 2013
GMT--|| PDT -- CDT -- EDT --| BST -- CEST-|-AWST--AEST--NZDT
12AM || 05PM--07PM--08PM-|-01AM--02AM-|-08AM--10AM--01PM
01AM || 06PM--08PM--09PM-|-02AM--03AM-|-09AM--11AM--02PM
02AM || 07PM--09PM--10PM-|-03AM--04AM-|-10AM--12PM--03PM
03AM || 08PM--10PM--11PM-|-04AM--05AM-|-11AM--01PM--04PM
04AM || 09PM--11PM--12AM-|-05AM--06AM-|-12PM--02PM--05PM
05AM || 10PM--12AM--01AM-|-06AM--07AM-|-01PM--03PM--06PM
06AM || 11PM--01AM--02AM-|-07AM--08AM-|-02PM--04PM--07PM
07AM || 12AM--02AM--03AM-|-08AM--09AM-|-03PM--05PM--08PM
08AM || 01AM--03AM--04AM-|-09AM--10AM-|-04PM--06PM--09PM
09AM || 02AM--04AM--05AM-|-10AM--11AM-|-05PM--07PM--10PM
10AM || 03AM--05AM--06AM-|-11AM--12PM-|-06PM--08PM--11PM
11AM || 04AM--06AM--07AM-|-12PM--01PM-|-07PM--09PM--12AM
12PM || 05AM--07AM--08AM-|-01PM--02PM-|-08PM--10PM--01AM
01PM || 06AM--08AM--09AM-|-02PM--03PM-|-09PM--11PM--02AM
02PM || 07AM--09AM--10AM-|-03PM--04PM-|-10PM--12AM--03AM
03PM || 08AM--10AM--11AM-|-04PM--05PM-|-11PM--01AM--04AM
04PM || 09AM--11AM--12PM-|-05PM--06PM-|-12AM--02AM--05AM
05PM || 10AM--12PM--01PM-|-06PM--07PM-|-01AM--03AM--06AM
06PM || 11AM--01PM--02PM-|-07PM--08PM-|-02AM--04AM--07AM
07PM || 12PM--02PM--03PM-|-08PM--09PM-|-03AM--05AM--08AM
08PM || 01PM--03PM--04PM-|-09PM--10PM-|-04AM--06AM--09AM
09PM || 02PM--04PM--05PM-|-10PM--11PM-|-05AM--07AM--10AM
10PM || 03PM--05PM--06PM-|-11PM--12AM-|-06AM--08AM--11AM
11PM || 04PM--06PM--07PM-|-12AM--01AM-|-07AM--09AM--12PM
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (see 1.5)
North America:
PDT = Pacific (see 3.7)
CDT = Central (see 3.5)
EDT = Eastern (see 3.4)
Europe:
BST = Western/UK (see 4.4 and 1.5)
CEST = Central (see 4.5)
Pacific:
AWST = Western (see 5.7)
AEST = Eastern (see 5.3, 5.4)
NZDT = New Zealand (see 5.8)
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