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Farewell Summer . .

31 August 2019   (0 Comments)
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In meteorological terms, 1 September is the beginning of Autumn in the northern hemisphere.



Meteorologists define northern Autumn as the months of September, October and November; but many consider that Autumn starts at the Autumnal Equinox - 0750 UTC on 23 September, when the Sun returns to the southern hemisphere.

And British Summer Time (BST) will cease at 0100 UTC on 27 October, in compliance with an EU directive since 2002, which states that ‘Summer Time’ will be observed between the last Sundays in March and October, clocks to change at 0100 UTC.

Details from the Royal Observatory