Published: 2017-10-26 15:19
Last Updated: 2023-09-29 00:26
When Cinderella’s clock strikes midnight tonight, Jordanians will have to set back their watches 60 minutes.
Winter Time is officially upon us, which means the end of Daylight Saving Time.
While some of us will feel annoyed by the time change, others think of it as very suitable for people’s lifestyles during winter.
Personal feelings aside, here are some benefits of the new timing:
1- It definitely saves electricity and cuts down on the amount you have to pay for your next bill, as the sun will begin to rise at a convenient time, meaning you will not need to turn on the lights in the morning while getting ready for work or school.
2- It will save you money on heating expenses because temperatures will rise significantly after sunrise.
3- If we did not implement Winter Time, the rush hour would occur after dawn, and that’s when frost and fog form, causing more accidents on the road.
Winter Time is the original and standard timing in the Kingdom, while Daylight Saving Time is an additional timing implemented every summer.
Jordan switches to Winter Time on the last Friday of October each year, under a Cabinet decision taken in December 2013, while clocks are set forward one hour on the last Thursday of March.
The Kingdom first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1973, making this year the 44th to follow the tradition.